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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. Expand
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 (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilinae: Hydrophilini) from the Late Oligocene locality of Aixen-Provence (France) are examined: HydrobiusExpand
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 linkedExpand
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. Expand
Discovery of the oldest known Pterygota in the Lower Carboniferous of the Upper Silesian Basin in the Czech Republic (Insecta: Archaeorthoptera)
Abstract The earliest pterygote (winged insect), dated from the Lower Carboniferous (Namurian A/E1, circa 324 millions years ago) is described from the Upper Silesian Basin in the Czech Republic. OnExpand
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. Expand
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. Expand
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. Expand
New fossil insect order Permopsocida elucidates major radiation and evolution of suction feeding in hemimetabolous insects (Hexapoda: Acercaria)
Identification of gut contents as angiosperm pollen documents an ecological role of Permopsocida as early pollen feeders with relatively unspecialized mouthparts and represents an evolutionary link documenting the transition from chewing to piercing mouthparts in relation to suction feeding. Expand
Phylogeny and the fossil record of the Helophoridae reveal Jurassic origin of extant hydrophiloid lineages (Coleoptera: Polyphaga)
This analysis provides additional evidence for the monophyly of the helophorid lineage containing the families Helophoridae, Georissidae and Epimetopidae, as well as the first hypothesis on the phylogenetic relationships within Helophorus, revealing three main clades. Expand