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Orthacanthacris incertus Piton 1940 (spur-throated grasshopper)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Acrididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 205115

Full reference: L. Piton. 1940. Paléontologie du Gisement Éocéne de Menat (Puy-de-Dôme) (Flore et Faune) 1-303

Belongs to Polyneoptera according to T. Schubnel et al. 2020

Sister taxa: Archaeorthoptera, Blattopteroidea, Dermapterida, Dictyoptera, Eukinolabia, Gallophasmatidae, Haplocercata, Holopandictyoptera, Ideliopsis, Kitshuga, Mantoblattidae, Menatacridium, Mystroptera, Notoptera, Orthopterida, Orthopteroidea, Paoliida, Parablattogryllus, Plecoptera, Plecopterida, Polyorthoptera, Polyplecoptera, Protorthoptera, Spectra, Suksunus, Xenonomia

Type specimen: Coll Piton 18, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Menat (Piton collection), which is in a Selandian crater lake diatomite in the Menat Formation of France.

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling grazer-herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): wing length 28.0