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Schizodactylidae

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Schizodactylidae is a family of orthopteran insects found in Asia and Africa, known as dune crickets or splay-footed crickets. They are usually found in desert and sandy areas. Species are predatory, including Schizodactylus inexspectatus.[1] T. B. Fletcher notes that one captive individual did not feed on any vegetable matter.[2] Fossils are known since the Early Cretaceous.[3]

Taxonomy

Two subfamilies and 20 species are included:

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Schizodactylidae: Brief Summary

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Schizodactylidae is a family of orthopteran insects found in Asia and Africa, known as dune crickets or splay-footed crickets. They are usually found in desert and sandy areas. Species are predatory, including Schizodactylus inexspectatus. T. B. Fletcher notes that one captive individual did not feed on any vegetable matter. Fossils are known since the Early Cretaceous.

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