Eugereonoidea

Eugereon boeckingi, from here.


Belongs within: Palaeodictyoptera.

The Eugereonoidea were a diverse but relatively short-lived group of palaeodictyopteran insects from the Lower Permian.

See also: The stone mantis.

Characters (from Sinitshenkova 2002): Wings wide basally, length 2.5 times width; SC reaching C near wing apex; CuA and MA with at most a short apical fork; MP and CuP both branching; archedictyon replaced by numerous cross-veins or sparse between more widely spaced veins.

<==Eugereonoidea [Dictyoptiloidea]
    |--Archaemegaptilidae S02
    |--Graphiptilidae S02
    |--Jongmansiidae S02
    |--Lycocercidae S02
    |--Megaptilidae S02
    |--Polycreagridae S02
    |--Protagriidae S02
    |--Synarmogidae S02
    |--Lithomantis GE05 [Lithomanteidae S02]
    |    `--L. carbonarius GE05
    |--Eugereon [Dictyoptilidae, Eugereonidae] S02
    |    `--E. boeckingi S02
    `--Tchirkovaeidae S02
         |--Paimbia fenestrata Sinichenkova 1979 K-P83
         `--Tchirkovaea Zalessky 1931 BN03
              `--T. guttata S02


REFERENCES

[BN03] Bethoux, O., & A. Nel. 2003. Revision of Diaphanoptera species and new diagnosis of Diaphanopteridae (Palaeoptera: Diaphanopteridae). Journal of Paleontology 77 (5): 1016-1020.

[GE05] Grimaldi, D., & M. S. Engel. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press: New York.

[K-P83] Kukalov√°-Peck, J. 1983. Origin of the insect wing and wing articulation from the arthropodan leg. Canadian Journal of Zoology 61: 1618-1669.

[S02] Sinitshenkova, N. D. 2002. Superorder Dictyoneuridea Handlirsch, 1906 (=Palaeodictyopteroidea). In History of Insects (A. P. Rasnitsyn & D. L. J. Quicke, eds) pp. 115-124. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht.

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