Locustopsis rhytofemoralis Gu et al. 2016 (grasshopper)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Locustopsidae

Full reference: J. J. Gu, Y. L. Yue, F. M. Shi, H. Tian, and D. Ren. 2016. First Jurassic grasshopper (Insecta, Caelifera) from China. Zootaxa 4169:377-380

Belongs to Locustopsis according to J. J. Gu et al. 2016

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 gyra, 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 shurabica, Locustopsis sippeli, Locustopsis spectabilis, Locustopsis uvarovi, Gomphocerites heeriana

Type specimen: CNU-ORT-NN2011010, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Daohugou (CNU 2011 collection), which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian lacustrine - large shale in the Jiulongshan Formation of China.

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling grazer-herbivore

Distribution: found only at Daohugou (CNU 2011 collection)

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