Ephippiger nigromarginata, from here.

Belongs within: Apohaglida.
Contains: Listroscelidinae, Tettigoniinae, Austrosaginae, Conocephalinae, Phaneropterinae, Pseudophyllinae, Decticinae.

The Tettigonioidea, katydids, are long-horned orthopterans that often mimic leaves and other plant parts. Members of this group include both carnivorous and herbivorous forms. They are united by fore wings with vein MP (=MA2) at least partially reduced, and a narrow lancet area in the male (Gorochov & Rasnitsyn 2002). Modern tettigonioids are classified into the family Tettigoniidae; a separate family has been proposed for the Early Cretaceous Haglotettigonia egregia, representing the earliest appearance of the group in the fossil record (Gorochov & Rasnitsyn 2002). Subgroups of the Tettigoniidae include the Zaprochilinae, pollen- and nectar-feeding katydids, a group of slender, soft-bodied katydids endemic to Australia, with prognathous heads adapted for feeding at flowers. The Mecopodinae, long-legged katydids, are a primarily Old World tropical group with relatively widely placed antennae, large thoracic auditory openings, and a pair of spike-like processes on the prosternum (Rentz 1996).

    |--Haglotettigonia [Haglotettigoniidae] GR02
    |    `--H. egregia Gorokhov 1988 BN02
    `--Tettigoniidae MB12
         |  i. s.: Drymadusa G01
         |         Mortoniellus R96
         |         Lipotactes R96
         |         Picnogaster finoti D95
         |         Segestes decoratus K91
         |         Baetica ustulata MB12
         |         Pycnogaster inermis MB12
         |         Eurinoscopus hamadryas Kirkaldy 1907 K08
         |         Hybrasil breani Kirkaldy 1907 K08
         |         Conosanus hospes [=Phrynomorphus hospes] K08
         |         Allygus K08
         |           |--A. lotophagorum Kirkaldy 1907 K08
         |           `--A. modestus V09
         |         Nesosteles hebe Kirkaldy 1906 K08
         |         Muirella oxyomma Kirkaldy 1907 K08
         |         Nesoecia cooksoni PP72
         |--Listroscelidinae R96
         |--Tettigoniinae R96
         |--Austrosaginae R96
         |--Conocephalinae R96
         |--Phaneropterinae P05
         |--Pseudophyllinae R96
         |--Saginae R91
         |--Decticinae BM76
         |--Pseudotettigonia GE05 [Psedotettigoniinae GR02]
         |    `--P. amoena GE05
         |--Meconema V09 [Meconematidae, Meconematinae R96]
         |    |--M. meridionale V09
         |    `--M. thalassinum K09
         |--Microtettigonia [Microtettigoniinae] R96
         |    |--M. kangaroo R96
         |    `--M. tachys R96
         |--Phasmodes [Phasmodinae] R96
         |    |--P. nungeroo R96
         |    `--P. ranatriformis R96
         |--Phyllophorinae R96
         |    |--Siliquofera R96
         |    `--Phyllophorella R96
         |--Tympanophora R96 [Tympanophorinae GR02]
         |    |--T. diminuta R96
         |    |--T. pellucida R91
         |    |--T. similis R96
         |    `--T. uvarovi R96
         |--Pleminiinae FD01
         |    |--Gnathoclita FD01
         |    |--Disceratus FD01
         |    |--Pleminia BM76
         |    `--Dicranostomus FD01
         |         |--D. monocerus FD01
         |         `--D. nitidus FD01
         |--Ephippiger [Ephipperinae] BM76
         |    |--E. brunneri R13
         |    |--E. costaticollis Lucas 1846 E12
         |    |--E. ephippiger F92
         |    |--E. laticollis Lucas 1846 E12
         |    |--E. nigromarginata Lucas 1846 E12
         |    |--E. pachygaster Lucas 1846 E12
         |    `--E. vitium R13
         |--Mecopodinae R96
         |    |  i. s.: Eumecopoda R96
         |    |--Sexavini R96
         |    |    |--Segestidea novaeguineae R96, K91
         |    |    `--Sexava nubila K91
         |    `--Mecopodini R96
         |         |--Mecopoda elongata S66
         |         `--Phricta spinosa Redtenbacher 1891 [incl. *Phoberodema redtenbacheri Brancsik 1897] R96
         `--Zaprochilinae R96
              |--Anthophiloptera dryas R96
              |--Windbalea viride R96
              |--Zaprochilus R96
              |    |--Z. australis R96
              |    `--Z. ninae R96
              `--Kawanaphila R96
                   |--K. gidya R96
                   |--K. iyouta R96
                   `--K. nartee R96

*Type species of generic name indicated


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