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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Orthoptera
Subordo: Caelifera
Infraordo: Acrididea
Superfamilia: Acridoidea
Familiae (11): Acrididae - Dericorythidae - Lathiceridae - Lentulidae - Lithidiidae - Ommexechidae - Pamphagidae - Pamphagodidae - Pyrgacrididae - Romaleidae - Tristiridae


Acridoidea MacLeay, 1819

Barker, J.F. 1984: Preliminary list of the grasshoppers (Acridoidea) found in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. Koedoe, 27: 1–4. [not seen]
Barker, J.F. 1985: The distribution of Acridoidea (grasshoppers) in relation to overgrazing. Botswana notes and records, 17: 141–148.
Barker, J.F. 1993: Distribution patterns of Kalahari Desert Acridoidea (Orthoptera: Caelifera). African entomology, 1(1): 81–91. pdf of whole volume
Dirsh, V.M. 1965: The African genera of Acridoidea.
Dong, L-J., Shi, J-P., Zhang, X-H., Zhang, Y-L., Li, X-J. & Yin, H. 2015. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of Acridoidea (Orthoptera: Caelifera) based on mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit sequences. Zootaxa 4018(3): 411–425. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4018.3.5. Preview (PDF) Reference page.
Labadessa, R. 2014: Updated list and community structure of Tettigonioidea and Acridoidea (Insecta: Orthoptera) of the Alta Murgia plateau (Italy). Zootaxa 3755(6): 549–560. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3755.6.2 Reference page.


Acridoidea – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Vernacular names
Deutsch: Heuschrecke
magyar: Sáskák
日本語: バッタ上科
русский: Саранчовые

Acridoidea is the largest superfamily of grasshoppers in the order Orthoptera with species found on every continent except Antarctica.[2]

Orthoptera Species File includes the following families:[2]

Acrididae MacLeay, 1821
Dericorythidae Jacobson & Bianchi, 1905
Lathiceridae Dirsh, 1954
Lentulidae Dirsh, 1956
Lithidiidae Dirsh, 1961
Ommexechidae Bolívar, 1884
Pamphagidae Burmeister, 1840
Pamphagodidae Bolívar, 1884
Pyrgacrididae Kevan, 1974
Romaleidae Pictet & Saussure, 1887
Tristiridae Rehn, 1906


MacLeay WS (1821) Horae Entomologicae or Essays on the Annulose Animals (from originally as "Acridina").
Cigliano, M. M.; Braun, H.; Eades, D. C.; Otte, D. "superfamily Acridoidea MacLeay, 1821". Orthoptera Species File. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

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