Jalal Afshar Zoological Museum, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran.
The Orthoptera family Pamphagidae is classified differently by various authors. The family recently has been grouped into five subfamilies: Akinerinae, Priotropinae, Tropidauchinae, Nocarodesinae and Pamphaginae. This family has 103 species in Iran. Here, a key to genera is provided which identifies 10 genera with 33 winged species in Trinchini, and 11 genera with a total of 70 wingless species. Saxetania Mischenko and Tropidauchen Saussure have many characters in common and were combined into a single genus in the past. However, here both genera are considered valid with 16 recorded species for Saxetania and 7 recorded species for Tropidauchen. The morphological differences between them are described. A list of Pamphagidae species recorded for Iran is provided with a short revision of their taxonomy.