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Gryllotalpa major

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ORTHOPTERA GRYLLOTALPIDAE

Scientific Name: Gryllotalpa major
Species Authority: Saussure, 1874
Common Name(s):
English Giant Mole Cricket, Prairie Mole Cricket
Synonym(s):
Neocurtilla major (Saussure, 1874)
Taxonomic Notes: According to J. Marshall (NHM) Gryllotalpa major should be transferred to Neocurtilla major. But this has not been adopted in the USA and is not accepted on the Orthoptera World List. So changed back again to Gryllotalpa (was under Neocurtilla for the 2000-2002 Red Lists).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s):
History:
1996 Data Deficient
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Indeterminate (IUCN 1990)
1988 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
United States (Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi - Possibly Extinct, Missouri, Oklahoma)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in relicts of tall grass prairie.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species was once much more widespread, but most of its former habitat has been converted to agriculture.

Citation: 2000. Gryllotalpa major. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2014.
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