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Evidence for Carboniferous origin of the order Mantodea (Insecta: Dictyoptera) gained from forewing morphology
Homologies of the forewing venation pattern of the order Mantodea (Insecta: Dictyoptera) consistent with the accepted insect wing venation groundplan are proposed. A comparative morphologicalExpand
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The phylogenetic system of Mantodea (Insecta: Dictyoptera)
For the first time a large morphological dataset, comprising 152 morphological characters for 122 taxa of all recognized families of the group, has been used to reconstruct the phylogeny of theExpand
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Of flowers and twigs: phylogenetic revision of the plant‐mimicking praying mantises (Mantodea: Empusidae and Hymenopodidae) with a new suprageneric classification
We present a suprageneric revision of the plant‐mimicking mantis families Empusidae and Hymenopodidae on the basis of a total‐evidence phylogenetic analysis with complete generic representation. WeExpand
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Manual of praying mantis morphology, nomenclature, and practices (Insecta, Mantodea)
Abstract This study provides a comprehensive review of historical morphological nomenclature used for praying mantis (Mantodea) morphology, which includes citations, original use, and assignment ofExpand
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The cervical sclerites of Mantodea discussed in the context of dic - tyop teran phylogeny (Insecta: Dictyoptera)
The ventral cervical sclerites, lateral cervical sclerites, and intercervical sclerites of 30 mantodean, 7 "blattarian", and 4 isopteran species have been studied. This leads to new insights into theExpand
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New observations on shatter cones in the Vredefort impact structure, South Africa, and evaluation of current hypotheses for shatter cone formation
Shatter cones have been described from many meteorite impact structures and are widelyregarded as a diagnostic macroscopic recognition feature for impact. However, the origin of thismeso- toExpand
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Cephalic morphology of Hymenopus coronatus (Insecta: Mantodea) and its phylogenetic implications.
External and internal head structures of the mantodean Hymenopus coronatus are examined and described in detail. The results are elaborately compared with the literature. Strong crests on theExpand
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Good homoeopathic provings The need for GHP guidelines. A brief survey of recent developments in methodology of homoeopathic drug provings in Europe
Abstract The intention of this paper is to show that a scientific standard for good homoeopathic drug provings is needed, comparable to the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines. A minimum standardExpand
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The genus Metallyticus reviewed (Insecta: Mantodea)
Metallyticus Westwood, 1835 (Insecta: Dictyoptera: Mantodea) is one of the most fascinating praying mantids but little is known of its biology. Several morphological traits are plesiomorphic, such asExpand
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Selection for predation, not female fecundity, explains sexual size dimorphism in the orchid mantises
Here we reconstruct the evolutionary shift towards floral simulation in orchid mantises and suggest female predatory selection as the likely driving force behind the development of extreme sexualExpand
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