Cadena-Castañeda, Oscar J., 2015, The phylogeny of mole crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpoidea: Gryllotalpidae), Zootaxa 3985 (4), pp. 451-490: 470

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Gryllotalpinae   Leach, 1815

Diagnosis. Small to medium-sized mole crickets, with three or four dactyls in the fore tibia, of which two are always movable and one or two are fixed in place. Base of fore femur bearing a short bladeless process, fore trochanter not developed. Hind femur longer than pronotum, first tarsomere unarmed. Cerci longer than pronotum. Phallic complex: Epiphallus: transversal sclerites developed and with varying shape, which vary from a triangular shape to a T or L-shaped pedunculate structure, distally truncated. Median prolongation tubular and with the apex emarginated or truncate. Endophallus: non fused parameres of varying development, internal process usually poorly developed (except in G. Africana   and relatives species), basal plate triangular, squares or ovoid. Laterobasal plate present or absent. Antero-apical process absent.