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Hodjat S H. An update list of Pamphagidae Brumster 1840 (Insecta: Orthoptera) of Iran with a key to the genera. JCP. 1 (3) :261-270
URL: http://jcp.modares.ac.ir/article-3-4270-en.html
Jalal Afshar Zoological Museum, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran.
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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.  
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Received: 2012/04/17 | Accepted: 2012/08/19 | Published: 2012/09/4

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