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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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

Familia: Acrididae
Subfamilia: Spathosterninae
Tribus: Spathosternini

Spathosterninae[1] is a subfamily of grasshoppers, based on the genus Spathosternum.[2] Within the monotypic tribe Spathosternini there are currently 3 genera and about 12 described species recorded from Africa, the Indian subcontinent, south-east Asia and north-east Australia.[3]

These three genera belong to the subfamily Spathosterninae:[3]

Laxabilla Sjöstedt, 1934 - Australia
Paraspathosternum Ramme, 1929 - E. Africa, Madagascar
Spathosternum Krauss, 1877 - as above


Rehn JAG (1957) Grasshoppers and Locusts (Acridoidea) of Australia. Family Acrididae: Subfamily Cyrtacanthacrldinae tribes Oxyini, Spathosternini and Praxibulini 93.
"Spathosterninae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
Otte, Daniel; Cigliano, Maria Marta; Braun, Holger; Eades, David C. (2019). "subfamily Spathosterninae Rehn, 1957". Orthoptera species file online, Version 5.0. Retrieved 26 March 2020.

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