Locustopsis gyra Zessin 1983 (grasshopper)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Locustopsidae

Full reference: W. Zessin. 1983. Revision der mesozoischen Familie Locustopsidae unter Ber├╝cksichtigung neuer Funde (Orthopteroida, Caelifera). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 30:173-237

Belongs to Locustopsis according to J. Ansorge 1996

See also Zessin 1983 and Zessin 1988

Sister taxa: Locustopsis africanus, Locustopsis anatolica, Locustopsis apicalis, Locustopsis bernstorffi, Locustopsis bucklandi, Locustopsis cockerelli, Locustopsis constricta, Locustopsis cubitalis, Locustopsis dubia, Locustopsis elegans, Locustopsis elongata, Locustopsis ferghanensis, Locustopsis germari, Locustopsis gracilis, Locustopsis karatavica, Locustopsis lacera, Locustopsis lacoei, Locustopsis latipennis, Locustopsis maculosa, Locustopsis mecklenburgica, Locustopsis nana, Locustopsis picta, Locustopsis posterior, Locustopsis procera, Locustopsis pulchella, Locustopsis reducta, Locustopsis rhytofemoralis, Locustopsis shurabica, Locustopsis sippeli, Locustopsis spectabilis, Locustopsis uvarovi, Gomphocerites heeriana

Type specimen: Humboldt Museum LD 968, a forewing. Its type locality is Dobbertin, Mecklenburg (Zessin collection), which is in a Toarcian marine claystone in Germany.

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling grazer-herbivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Germany (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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