Oncodopus Brongniart, 1897,

Ünal, Mustafa & Beccaloni, George W., 2017, Revision of the Madagascan genera Oncodopus Brongniart and Colossopus Saussure (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Conocephalinae; Euconchophorini), with description of Malagasopus gen. nov., Zootaxa 4341 (2): 195

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Oncodopus Brongniart, 1897
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Oncodopus Brongniart, 1897 

Brongniart 1897: 125, 205. Type species: Oncodopus zonatus Brongniart, 1897  .

Saussure 1899: 626; Kirby 1906: 270; Karny 1912: 8, 38; Chopard 1948: 125; Gorochov 1988: 176, 180; Otte 1997: 32.

Diagnosis. Body relatively depressed dorso-ventrally ( Fig. 12View FIGURES 10 – 19). Fastigium of vertex elongated, simple, spiniform ( Figs. 1View FIGURES 1 – 9, 10View FIGURES 10 – 19). Face almost flattened, with distinct tubercles, four of which are larger and spiniform. Pronotum almost covers tegmina in male ( Figs. 10, 11View FIGURES 10 – 19). Mesothorax with a large seashell-shaped mesothoracic auricle. Tympanal organ on fore tibia slit shaped. Forelegs strongly developed, large, with very strong and large spines ( Figs. 10, 16View FIGURES 10 – 19). Fore femur strongly widened, with a large inner spine on anterio-lateral margin; its inner and outer sides without apical spine ventrally ( Figs. 4View FIGURES 1 – 9, 10View FIGURES 10 – 19). Hind tibia without apical spur dorsally ( Fig. 7View FIGURES 1 – 9). Male last tergite very short, without or with a shallow small median notch on posterior margin ( Figs. 13View FIGURES 10 – 19, 43View FIGURES 40 – 49). Ovipositor shorter than abdomen ( Fig. 18View FIGURES 10 – 19).

This genus is closely related to Malagasopus  gen. nov. and Colossopus Saussure. See  Table 1 for comparison of these genera.