Green-legged matchstick, probably Callitala major, copyright Tony Jewell.

Belongs within: Caelifera.
Contains: Morabinae.

The Eumastacoidea includes the matchstick and monkey grasshoppers, and is most diverse in tropical regions. Members of this group have three-segmented tarsi, and the hind margin of the head more or less emarginate dorsally, exposing the neck membrane. Of the two families, the Proscopiidae are found in South America, while the Eumastacidae are more cosmopolitan (Rentz 1996).

    |--Proscopiidae [Proscopinae]K73
    |    |--Anchotatus janinaeTW05
    |    |--Proscopia scabra Klug 1820 [incl. Taxiarchus paraensis Rehn 1906]R18
    |    |--TetanorhynchusR15
    |    |    |--T. borelliR15
    |    |    `--T. humilisR15
    |    `--CephalocoemaR15
    |         |--C. calamusR15
    |         |--C. costulataR15
    |         `--C. lineataR15
         |  i. s.: Morsea californicaTW05
         |--Biroella [Biroellinae, Gomphomastacidae]K73
         |    |--B. queenslandica Sjöstedt 1920K73
         |    `--B. tardigrada Sjöstedt 1920K73
         |--Masyntes [Eumastacinae]R15
         |    |--M. brasiliensisR15
         |    `--M. tigrisR15

*Type species of generic name indicated


[K73] Key, K. H., L. 1973. The primary types of the Australian Eumastacidae (Orthoptera: Eumastacoidea). Australian Journal of Zoology, Supplementary Series 19: 1–40.

[R15] Rehn, J. A. G. 1915. A further contribution to the knowledge of the Orthoptera of Argentina. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 67 (2): 270–292.

[R18] Rehn, J. A. G. 1918. On a collection of Orthoptera from the State of Pará, Brazil. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 70: 144–236, pls 1–2.

[SH72] Schroeter, G. L., & G. M. Hewitt. 1972. Cytology of some California grasshoppers. 1. Taxonomic considerations (Orthoptera: Acridoidea). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 48 (1): 27–36.

[TW05] Terry, M. D., & M. F. Whiting. 2005. Mantophasmatodea and phylogeny of the lower neopterous insects. Cladistics 21: 240–257.

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