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Ensifera
Fossil range: Carboniferous - Recent
Katydid
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Ensifera
Extant Superfamilies and families

Ensifera is a suborder of the order Orthoptera, comprising insects commonly known as crickets, katydids and bush crickets. "Ensifer" means "sword bearer" in Latin, and refers to the typically elongated and blade-like ovipositor of the females. The classification of the suborder was drastically revised in December 2005 by the Orthopterists' Society.

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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

For the Subordo of Ordo Orthoptera see Ensifera (Orthoptera)

Taxonavigation

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Trochiliformes
Familia: Trochilidae
Subfamilia: Trochilinae
Genus: Ensifera
Species: Ensifera ensifera

Name

Ensifera Lesson, 1843

References

  • EchoMondeSav.(2) 10 no.31 col.734


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