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The earliest known holometabolous insects
Although these discoveries reveal unexpected Pennsylvanian eumetabolan diversity, the lineage radiated more successfully only after the mass extinctions at the end of the Permian period, giving rise to the familiar crown groups of their respective clades.
Fossil water scavenger beetles of the subtribe Hydrobiusina ( Coleoptera : Hydrophilidae ) from the Late Oligocene locality of Aix-en-Provence ( France )
Two species assigned to the subtribe Hydrobiusina from the Late Oligocene locality of Aixen-Provence (France) are examined andHydrobius obsoletus Heer, 1856 is removed from the Hydrophiloidea and placed in Coleoptera incertae sedis based on the examination of its holotype.
Discovery of the oldest known Pterygota in the Lower Carboniferous of the Upper Silesian Basin in the Czech Republic (Insecta: Archaeorthoptera)
Systematics and Evolution of Paleozoic And Mesozoic Damselfly-Like Odonatoptera of the ‘Protozygopteran’ Grade
The Paleozoic to Mesozoic grade ‘Protozygoptera’ appears to be composed of two main lineages, namely the superfamily Permagrionoidea, and the Archizygoptera, which shows a remarkable longevity from the late Carboniferous to the Early Cretaceous and a great taxonomic and morphological stability.
On the phylogenetic position of the palaeopteran Syntonopteroidea (Insecta: Ephemeroptera), with a new species from the Upper Carboniferous of England
Wing venation synapomorphies are proposed for the Syntonopteroidea (sensu novo), and for a potential clade ((Ephemeroptera+SyntonopteroIDEa)+Odonatoptera) separated from the Palaeodictyopterida.
New fossil gall midges from the earliest Eocene French amber (Insecta, Diptera, Cecidomyiidae)
Three new genera and five new species of Cecidomyiidae are described from the earliest Eocene amber of Oise (France) showing a high morphological stability in these groups, maybe related to their biotopes in decaying vegetation.
Evolution of the elytral venation and structural adaptations in the oldest Palaeozoic beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Tshekardocoleidae)
The oldest definitive beetle, Coleopsis archaica gen. et sp. nov., is described from the earliest Permian (Asselian or early Sakmarian) of Germany (Grügelborn/Saarland). Its elytral venation is…
The earliest holometabolous insect from the Carboniferous: a “crucial” innovation with delayed success (Insecta Protomeropina Protomeropidae)
Abstract Insects dominate Earth by their diversity, and the most are Holometabola. Therefore, the holometabolous development characterised by a pupal stage between larvae and adult seems to be linked…
Paoliida, a Putative Stem-Group of Winged Insects: Morphology of New Taxa from the Upper Carboniferous of Poland
Morphology of basal wing parts with remnants of articular sclerites preserved supports neopteran relationships of paoliids and discovery of the first paoliid immature wing is reported suggesting similar living habitat for larvae and adults.
Systematic position of Triplosoba, hitherto the oldest mayfly, from Upper Carboniferous of Commentry in Central France (Insecta: Palaeodictyopterida)
A revision of the holotype of Triplosoba pulchella, the ‘oldest mayfly’, provides evidence for new attribution to Palaeodictyopterida sensu Bechly, and shares with Diaphanopterodea a potential synapomorphy in the presence of long curved connections between the three stems of the radius, media, and cubitus in the basal part of the forewing.