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Eumastacoidea

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Eumastacoidea is a superfamily within the order Orthoptera, suborder Caelifera. The family has a mainly tropical distribution and have sometimes been called "monkey grasshoppers".[1]

Description

Some of the characters of the members of the superfamily are the lack of an abdominal tympanum, wings if present widen towards the tip, the antennae are short in some groups the hindlegs are spread out laterally at rest.[2]

Families

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Family Eumastacidae
Eumastax zumuniana
near Tena, Ecuador
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Family †Promastacidae
Promastax archaicus
1910 illustration of fossil

The overall classification based on characteristics of the genitalia and the geographic distribution of family groups are as follows:

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Eumastacoidea: Brief Summary

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Eumastacoidea is a superfamily within the order Orthoptera, suborder Caelifera. The family has a mainly tropical distribution and have sometimes been called "monkey grasshoppers".

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