Scapteriscinae

Rodríguez, Fernando & Heads, Sam W., 2012, New mole crickets of the genus Scapteriscus Scudder from Colombia (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae; Scapteriscinae), Zootaxa 3282, pp. 61-68: 62

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.214512

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5680702

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scientific name

Scapteriscinae
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Subfamily Scapteriscinae   Zeuner, 1939

Scapteriscinae   Zeuner, 1939: 33. Type genus: Scapteriscus Scudder, 1868   .

Diagnosis. Medium to large mole crickets bearing two protibial dactyls and with a broad, blade-like process developed from the distal part of the protrochanter. In Scapteriscus   this process bears a sharpened ventro-apical flange or tooth, which is absent in Indioscaptor   , the only other genus in the subfamily.

Comments. Scapteriscinae   are unique among extant mole crickets in that they possess only two protibial dactyls. In contrast, all other mole crickets have three ( Triamescaptor   ) or four ( Gryllotalpa   , Gryllotalpella   and Neocurtilla   ) protibial dactyls and are normally united in the subfamily Gryllotalpinae   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Gryllotalpidae

Loc

Scapteriscinae

Rodríguez, Fernando & Heads, Sam W. 2012
2012
Loc

Scapteriscinae

Zeuner 1939: 33
1939