Review of Western and Eastern African Genera of the Dnopherula Complex (Orthoptera, Acridoidea, Gomphocerinae) with Description of New Genera and Species

Abstract

Eighteen gomphocerine genera are redefined or described and Leva I. Bolivar 1909 gen. res. and Stenohippus Uvarov 1926 given full revisionary treatment. Luenia Uvarov 1953 and Aulacobothrus I. Bolivar 1902 are restored from synonymy under Dnopherula. Three genera are newly synonymised-Milleriola Uvarov 1953. Syn. n. and Afrohippus Uvarov 1941. Syn. n. under Rhaphotittha Karsch 1896, Bodenheimerella Uvarov 1933. Syn. n. under Leva Bolivar 1909. Three genera are restored from synonymy and reviewed-Berengueria I. Bolivar 1909, Leva Bolivar 1909 and Pseudoarcyptera Bolivar 1909. Seven genera are described as new-Crucinotacris, Pseudoberengeuria, Melinohippus, Leionotacris, Megafrohippus, Minihippus, and Neoleva. The important genera Eleutherotheca, Faureia, Luenia, Pseudogmothela, Ramburiella and Kraussella are not given full redefinition or review because no taxonomic changes are intended at present. They have, however, been included in the key to genera.

Citation

Journal of Orthoptera Research (1996) No. 5, 69-124

Review of Western and Eastern African Genera of the Dnopherula Complex (Orthoptera, Acridoidea, Gomphocerinae) with Description of New Genera and Species

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