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Distribution path and Subregions of Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa
Subregions: Central Africa (Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe), East Africa (Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Indian Ocean islands, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Somaliland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe), North Africa (Algeria, Libya, Macaronesia, Morocco, Sahara, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia), Southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Republic South Africa, Swaziland), West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo)
Taxonomy for Orthoptera (Locusts) in Africa
Class
Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 827 families, 23671 genera, 180362 species
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Subclass
Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 814 families, 23546 genera, 180001 species
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Infraclass
Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 778 families, 23235 genera, 178301 species
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Superorder
Africa
Polyneoptera (Martynov, 1923)
 106 families, 2045 genera, 9421 species
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Order
Africa
Orthoptera (Latreille, 1793) (Locusts) - Systematics
 40 families, 1332 genera, 5673 species
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Families104    worldwide
Genera6.263    worldwide
Species52.964    worldwide
Common namesLocusts, Grasshoppers, Katydids, Crickets, Wetas, Crickets and Katydids, Grasshppers and Crickets
German namesHeuschrecken, Springschrecken, Geradflügler, Kaukerfe
Dutch namesKrekels en sprinkhanen, Sprinkhanen en krekels
Danish namesGræshopper
Finnish namesSuorasiipiset
Norwegian namesRettvinger
Swedish namesHopprätvingar
French namesOrthoptères
AuthorLatreille, 1793
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Subantarctic Islands)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental, Malesia)

Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Cambrian, Permian, Carboniferous, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (South Pacific, Pacific Islands)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic)

Indian Ocean (Western Indian Ocean)


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Somaliland, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesOrthoptera in bie.ala.org.au
Orthoptera in orthoptera.speciesfile.org
Orthoptera in darwinfoundation.org
Orthoptera in faunaeur.org
Orthoptera in grasshoppersofeurope.com
Orthoptera in itis.gov
Orthoptera in papua-insects.nl
Orthoptera in dyntaxa.se
Orthoptera in Wikipedia (English)
Suborder
Africa
    Caelifera (Geoffroy, 1764) (Short-horned grasshoppers)
     20 families, 811 genera, 3404 species
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Suborder
Africa
    Ensifera (Lesson, 1843) (Locusts)
     20 families, 521 genera, 2269 species
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Family overview for Orthoptera (Locusts) in Africa
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 1996 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Anostostomatidae (Saussure, 1859) - 68 SpeciesWetas and King Crickets
Bouretidae (Martins-neto, 2001) - 1 Species
Chorotypidae (Stål, 1873) - 13 Species
Dericorythidae (Jacobson & Bianchi, 1902) - 22 Species
Elcanidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 2 Species
Eolocustopsidae (Riek, 1976) - 1 Species
Episactidae (Burr, 1899) - 19 Species
Eumastacidae (Burr, 1898) - 2 SpeciesMatchstick grasshoppers
Euschmidtiidae (Rehn, 1948) - 257 Species
Gryllacrididae (Blanchard, 1845) - 121 SpeciesLeaf-rolling crickets
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 691 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gryllotalpidae (Saussure, 1870) - 18 SpeciesMole crickets
Haglidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 2 Species
Lathiceridae (Dirsh, 1954) - 4 Species
Lentulidae (Dirsh, 1956) - 98 SpeciesLentulid Grasshoppers
Lithidiidae (Dirsh, 1961) - 11 Species
Locustavidae (Sharov, 1968) - 1 Species
Malgasiidae (Gorochov, 1984) - 14 Species
Mogoplistidae (Saussure, 1877) - 53 SpeciesScaly crickets
Myrmecophilidae (Saussure, 1874) - 13 SpeciesAnt-loving crickets
Oedischiidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 Species
Pamphagidae (Burmeister, 1840) - 217 SpeciesToad grasshoppers
Pamphagodidae (Bolivar, 1884) - 5 Species
Paragryllidae (Desutter-grandcolas, 1987) -> Gryllidae - 1 Species
Permoraphidiidae (Tillyard, 1932) - 1 Species
Pneumoridae (Stål, 1873) - 18 SpeciesBladder grasshoppers
Podoscirtidae (Saussure, 1878) - 111 Species
Proparagryllacrididae (Riek, 1956) - 3 Species
Protogryllidae (Zeuner, 1937) - 1 Species
Pruvostitidae (Zalessky, 1929) - 1 Species
Pyrgacrididae (Kevan, 1974) - 2 Species
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 331 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Rhaphidophoridae (Walker, 1869) - 3 SpeciesCamel crickets
Schizodactylidae (Karny, 1927) - 8 SpeciesDune crickets
Stenopelmatidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 4 SpeciesJerusalem crickets
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 188 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 1152 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Thericleidae (Burr, 1899) - 182 Species
Tridactylidae (Saussure, 1874) - 36 SpeciesPygmy mole crickets
Xenopteridae (Riek, 1955) - 2 Species
41 Families with 5674 Species in Africa
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderPolyneoptera
OrderOrthoptera
Locusts, Grasshoppers, Katydids, Crickets, Wetas, Crickets and Katydids, Grasshppers and Crickets
AuthorLatreille, 1793
 
Synonyms
Dictyoptera (Latreille, 1829)
Saltatoria (Webster, 1913)

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