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Nanthacia torpida Scudder 1890 (short-horned grasshopper)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Acrididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 193848

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1890. The Tertiary Insects of North America. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories XIII:1-734

Belongs to Acrididae according to F. E. Zeuner 1943

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MCZ 9100, a hindwing. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling grazer-herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): wing length 22.0