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Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution
Toward an insect evolution resolution Insects are the most diverse group of animals, with the largest number of species. However, many of the evolutionary relationships between insect species haveExpand
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Ultrastructure of attachment specializations of hexapods (Arthropoda): evolutionary patterns inferred from a revised ordinal phylogeny
Attachment devices of representatives of most higher taxa of hexapods were examined. Short descriptions of tibial, tarsal and pretarsal adhesive structures for each order are presented. In theirExpand
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The beetle tree of life reveals that Coleoptera survived end‐Permian mass extinction to diversify during the Cretaceous terrestrial revolution
Here we present a phylogeny of beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) based on DNA sequence data from eight nuclear genes, including six single‐copy nuclear protein‐coding genes, for 367 species representingExpand
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A Revised Interpretation of the Evolution of Attachment Structures in Hexapoda with Special Emphasis on Mantophasmatodea
Characters of hexapod attachment structures were analysed cladistically together with 110 additional morphological characters of immatures and adults. The results suggest the monophyly of Hexapoda,Expand
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Advances in insect phylogeny at the dawn of the postgenomic era.
Most species on Earth are insects and thus, understanding their evolutionary relationships is key to understanding the evolution of life. Insect relationships are increasingly well supported, dueExpand
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†Alienoptera — A new insect order in the roach–mantodean twilight zone
Abstract A new insect species († Alienopterus brachyelytrus Bai, Beutel, Klass, Wipfler et Zhang gen. et sp. nov. ) of a new order and family is described, based on a single male embedded inExpand
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Strepsipteran brains and effects of miniaturization (Insecta)
Abstract The brain and suboesophageal complex of adult and larval Strepsiptera were examined, described and reconstructed 3-dimensionally. The results are compared to conditions found in other smallExpand
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Morphology and systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga Partim)
This book is the first offour volumes in the Handbook of Zoology series which treat the systematics and biology of Coleoptera. With approximately 350,000 described species, Coleoptera are by far theExpand
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Beetles and flies collected on pig carrion in an experimental setting in Thuringia and their forensic implications
Decomposition processes and insect succession were analysed on a total of eight pig (Sus scrofa) carcasses. The survey was carried out in four different periods between November 2007 and August 2008Expand
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The larval head of Nevrorthidae and the phylogeny of Neuroptera (Insecta)
External and internal head structures of larvae of Nevrorthidae were described in detail. The results were compared to conditions found in other representatives of Neuroptera and the other twoExpand
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