Reconstructing the phylogeny of Blattodea: robust support for interfamilial relationships and major clades
Preliminary phylogenetic relationships among cockroaches based on five genes, combined with data from a recent study that examined these same genes from 49 species, resulted in significantly higher levels of support for a number of previously recognized groupings.
Maternal care by Early Cretaceous cockroaches
It is inferred that the cockroach reproductive mode using the complete oothecate structure occurred during or before the mid Early Cretaceous, and a new life-history trait providing maternal protection and care may have been a key factor in the subsequent evolutionary diversification and ecological expansion of modern cockroach lineages.
Transoceanic Dispersal and Plate Tectonics Shaped Global Cockroach Distributions: Evidence from Mitochondrial Phylogenomics
A phylogenetic estimate of all extant cockroach families is presented, as well as a timescale for their evolution, based on the complete mitochondrial genomes of 119 cockroach species, and tentative support for vicariance through plate tectonics within and between several major lineages is found.
Revision of Eucorydia Hebard, 1929 from China, with notes on the genus and species worldwide (Blattodea, Corydioidea, Corydiidae)
Five new species of cockroach from China are described and illustrated and Corydia plagiata Walker, 1868 is confirmed to be a junior synonym of Eucorydia ornata (Saussure, 1864).
Old method not old-fashioned: parallelism between wing venation and wing-pad tracheation of cockroaches and a revision of terminology
It is supported that Neopteran insects have six homologous main veins, namely, Sc, R, M, Cu, Pcu and V, and it is suggested that Hindwing R + M is the only normal venal fusion in cockroaches.
Species Delimitation and Phylogenetic Relationships in Ectobiid Cockroaches (Dictyoptera, Blattodea) from China
The molecular data and 6 cockroach fossil calibrations were used to obtain a preliminary estimate of the timescale of ectobiid evolution and the major subfamilies in the group were found to have diverged between ~125–110 Ma, and morphospecies pairs were find to have Diverged ~10 or more Ma.
Sinolatindia petila gen. n. and sp. n. from China (Blattodea, Corydiidae, Latindiinae)
Describing, illustrations and a distribution map of the new taxon are provided and Comparisons with the type genus Latindia Stål, 1860 and the genus Homopteroidea Shelford, 1906 are given.
Protagonista lugubris, a cockroach species new to China and its contribution to the revision of genus Protagonista, with notes on the taxonomy of Archiblattinae (Blattodea, Blattidae)
The male and female genitalia of Protagonista are described and illustrated for the first time and it is proposed that Eroblatta Shelford, 1910, a genus closely related to Protagonistas, should be placed in the subfamily Archiblattinee rather than Blattinae.
Exploring the diversity of Asian Cryptocercus (Blattodea : Cryptocercidae): species delimitation based on chromosome numbers, morphology and molecular analysis
It is concluded that the principal cause of the rich Cryptocercus diversity in China has been the uplift of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Contribution to the cockroach genus Ctenoneura Hanitsch, 1925 (Blattodea: Corydioidea: Corydiidae) with descriptions of seven new species from China.
Seven new species of Ctenoneura Hanitsch, 1925 are described from Hainan and Yunnan, China and male genitalia of this genus is described and illustrated for the first time and is found to lack any genital hook.