Schayera baiulus Erichson, 1842

Schayer's grasshopper



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last Record: 1842

Rediscovered in 1988

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Tasmania, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Erichson. 1842. Arch. Naturgesch., Leipzig (N.F.) 8(1):251

Other references:

Bryant, Sally L. and Jackson, J. (1999). Tasmania's Threatened Fauna Handbook: What, Where and How to Protect Tasmania's Threatened Animals. Threatened Species Unit, DPIWE, Hobart. [p. 342-343]

Driessen, Michael M., Grove, Simon J. and Su, You Ning. (2020). Probable adult male Schayer's grasshopper 'Schayera baiulus' (Erichson, 1842) (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Catantopinae) found in North-Eastern Tasmania. The Australian Entomologist 47(3): 155-161. [Abstract]

Key, K. H. L. (1989). On the identity of Erichson's species Calliptamus baiulus (Orthopter: Acrididae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 3(5): 519-522. [Abstract]

Key, K. H. L. (1991). Rediscovery of the Tasmanian Grasshopper Schayera baiulus (Orthoptera, Acrididae) in the Field. Australian Journal of Zoology 39(6): 655-660. [Abstract]

Orthopteroid Specialist Group. (1996). Schayera baiulus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 07 October 2012.

Rentz, David. (2013). Australian endangered species: Schayer’s Grasshopper. The Conversation, 20 June, available online:


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