Holotype of Permoraphidia magnifica, from Béthoux & Nel (2002).

Belongs within: Orthoptera.
Contains: Caelifera.

The Panelcanida is a clade uniting the short-horned grasshoppers with the extinct 'elcanoids'.

Synapomorphies (from Béthoux & Nel 2002): Forewing vein RP fusing with MA rather than with MA1, basal free part of RP short before fusion; RP posteriorly ramified, with branches simple or weakly ramified; three or less branches of CuA + CuPaα.

    |--Meselcana [Meselcaninae] BN02
    |    |--M. madygenica Sharov 1968 BN02
    |    `--M. permelcanoides Gorokhov 1989 BN02
    `--Neomeselcanida [Elcanidea, Elcanoidea, Permelcanidae] BN02
         |--Permelcana sojanensis Sharov 1962 BN02
         `--Proelcanida BN02
              |--Proelcana kukalovae (Sharov 1968) [=Permelcana kukalovae] BN02
              |--Promartynovia venicosta Tillyard 1937 BN02
              |--Permoraphidioidea GR02
              |    |--Pseudelcanidae GR02
              |    `--Permoraphidia Tillyard 1932 [Permoraphidiidae] BN02
              |         |--P. americana Tillyard 1932 BN02
              |         |--P. grandis Carpenter 1943 BN02
              |         `--P. magnifica Béthoux & Nel 2002 BN02
              `--Apoelcanida BN02
                   |--+--Caelifera BN02
                   |  `--Xenopteroidea GR02
                   |       |--Adumbratomorphidae GR02
                   |       `--Xenopteridae GR02
                   `--Elcanidae BN02
                        |--Archelcana britannica BN02
                        `--+--Baisselcana sibirica Sharov 1968 BN02
                           |--Panorpidium BN02
                           |    |--P. karatavica (Sharov 1968) BN02
                           |    `--P. sibiricum GR02
                           `--Elcana BN02
                                |--E. media Handlirsch 1906 BN02
                                `--E. minuta Sharov 1968 BN02

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BN02] Béthoux, O., & A. Nel. 2002. Venation pattern and revision of Orthoptera sensu nov. and sister groups. Phylogeny of Palaeozoic and Mesozoic Orthoptera sensu nov. Zootaxa 96: 1-88.

[GR02] Gorochov, A. V., & A. P. Rasnitsyn. 2002. Superorder Gryllidea Laicharting, 1781 (=Orthopteroidea Handlirsch, 1903). In History of Insects (A. P. Rasnitsyn & D. L. J. Quicke, eds) pp. 293-303. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht.

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