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Mantophasmatodea: A new insect order with extant members in the afrotropics

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Zompro,  Oliver
Working Group Tropical Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Limnology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society;

http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/cone/persons/resource/persons56570

Adis,  Joachim
Working Group Tropical Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Limnology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Society;

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Klass, K.-D., Zompro, O., Kristensen, N. P., & Adis, J. (2002). Mantophasmatodea: A new insect order with extant members in the afrotropics. Science, 296(5572), 1456-1459. doi:10.1126/science.1069397.


Zitierlink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-000F-DD3F-8
Zusammenfassung
A new insect order, Mantophasmatodea, is described on the basis of museum specimens of a new genus with two species: Mantophasma zephyra gen. et sp. nov. (one female from Namibia) and M. subsolana sp. nov. (one male from Tanzania). This is the first time since 1914 that a newly described extant insect taxon has proved unplaceable within a recognized order. Mantophasmatodeans are apterous carnivores. Their closest phylogenetic relationships may be to Grylloblattodea (ice- crawlers) and/or Phasmatodea (stick insects), but the morphological evidence is ambiguous. Raptophasma Zompro from Baltic amber is assigned to the Mantophasmatodea, revealing a wider previous range for the lineage.