Colossopus Saussure, 1899,

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): 214

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Colossopus Saussure, 1899
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Colossopus Saussure, 1899 

Saussure 1899: 627. Type species: Colossopus grandidieri Saussure, 1899  .

Karny 1912: 8, 39; Kirby 1906: 270; Chopard 1948: 125; Gorochov 1988: 176; Otte 1997: 27; Ünal & Beccaloni 2008: 34.

Diagnosis. Body relatively depressed dorso-ventrally ( Fig. 78View FIGURES 76 – 86). Fastigium of vertex distinctly elongated, with 3 long spiniform arms ( Figs. 3View FIGURES 1 – 9, 76View FIGURES 76 – 86). Facet almost flattened, with distinct tubercles four of which larger, spiniform. Male tegmina wavy, protruding from under pronotum and almost half of them visible from above ( Figs. 76, 77View FIGURES 76 – 86). Tympanal organ on fore tibia slit shaped. Mesothorax with a large seashell shaped mesothoracic auricle. Forelegs ( Fig. 76, 83View FIGURES 76 – 86) strongly developed, large, with very large and robust spines. Fore femur thickened, with a large inner spine on anterio-lateral margin; its outer and inner sides armed with a large apical spine ventrally ( Figs. 6View FIGURES 1 – 9, 76View FIGURES 76 – 86). Hind tibia with an apical spur dorsally on inner side ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 1 – 9). Male last tergite long, posterior margin elongated backward, with a distinct narrow median incision ( Fig. 80View FIGURES 76 – 86). Ovipositor longer than abdomen ( Fig. 85View FIGURES 76 – 86).

This genus is most closely related to Malagasopus  gen. nov. and Oncodopus Brongniart. See  Table 1 for comparison of these genera.