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History of Insects
This work aims to provide a history of insect fossils dating back to the Carboniferous period through to the present day with a focus on the period from 1758 to 1800.
New predatory cockroaches (Insecta: Blattaria: Manipulatoridae fam.n.) from the Upper Cretaceous Myanmar amber
A new extinct lineage Manipulatoridae (new family) of cockroaches from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) amber of Myanmar is described, which represents the first (of a total of 29 known worldwide) cockroach family reported exclusively from the Myanmar amber.
Galloisiana olgae sp. nov. (Grylloblattodea: Grylloblattidae) and the Paleobiology of a Relict Order of Insects
- P. Vršanský, S. Storozhenko, C. Labandeira, Petra Ihringova
- Environmental Science, Geography
- 1 March 2001
The Grylloblattodea have a richer fossil history in warm-temperate habitats during the Late Paleozoic than the four confamilial genera of today would suggest.
A new cockroach, with bipectinate antennae,(Blattaria: Olidae fam. nov.) further highlights the differences between the Burmite and other faunas
Abstract Only a few families have been recognized in the 320 million year history of cockroaches. The 31st one, represented by monotypic Ol xiai sp. n. from the Myanmar amber is described here. It…
Cockroach as the Earliest Eusocial Animal
- P. Vršanský
- 1 August 2010
The group of eusocial cockroaches makes termite morphotaxon polyphyletic, but also the erection of a new order for mastotermites and/or the inclusion of eUSocial, morphological cockroach within termites appears counterproductive, thus an example of such a general exception to the taxonomical procedure is provided.
Lower Jurassic cockroaches (Insecta : Blattaria) from Germany and England
Compared with most sites of the Middle-Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous world-wide, the diversity of the studied Lower Jurassic cockroaches is surprisingly low, probably as a result of destabilised ecosystems of the island source areas.
Variability and symmetry of a Jurassic nocturnal predatory cockroach (Blattida: Raphidiomimidae)
The general variability of cockroaches is to a large extent independent of variability of respective characters as well as of symmetry values.
Piniblattella gen nov - the most ancient genus of the family Blattellidae from the Lower Cretaceous of Siberia
- P. Vršanský
- 25 February 1997
Temporary deleterious mass mutations relate to originations of cockroach families
- P. Vršanský, R. Oružinský, D. Aristov, Dandan Wei, Ľ. Vidlička, D. Ren
- Environmental ScienceBiologia
- 28 August 2017
Wing deformity and principal, family rank origination rates correlate from the Mississippian/Pennsylvanian to the present, which is the first significant support for the association of detrimental mutations and evolution on the geological scale.
Parasitic cockroaches indicate complex states of earliest proved ants
New extinct cockroaches of the still living family Blattidae are reported here from the Cretaceous Myanmar amber and are the earliest known inhabitants of complex ant nests, demonstrating that this specialised myrmecophily originated shortly after ant eusociality and appeared in the fossil record.