The classification and phylogeny of the Psocoptera

  title={The classification and phylogeny of the Psocoptera},
  author={Courtenay Neville Smithers},
  journal={Australian Museum Memoir},
  • C. N. Smithers
  • Published 31 December 1972
  • Biology
  • Australian Museum Memoir
Debris-carrying behaviour of bark lice immatures preserved in 100 million years old amber
Camouflage strategies, including several types of concealments, are known for several insect groups today, such as immatures of some species within reduviid bugs (Hemiptera), lace wings (Neuroptera),
Traits and evolution of wing venation pattern in paraneopteran insects
Several Palaeozoic and early Mesozoic fossils that were ascribed to Paraneoptera are reinterpreted, and the attribution of several to this superorder is confirmed as well as possible attribution of Zygopsocidae (Zygopsocus permianus Tillyard, 1935) as oldest Psocodea.
Two new Ptiloneuridae from Colombian copal (Psocodea: Psocomorpha)
An actualised key for ptiloneurid genera is presented and three new species are described from the Quaternary copal of Santander, Colombia.
Paramesopsocidae, a new Mesozoic psocid family (Insecta: Psocodea “Psocoptera”: Psocomorpha)
The discovery of these new taxa demonstrates the necessity of a deep cladistic redefinition of the currently admitted major subdivisions of the suborder Psocomorpha, and in the Mesozoic extinct family Paramesopsocidae n.
Phylogenetic relationships of the genera of Epipsocetae (Psocoptera: Psocomorpha)
The phylogenetic relationships of the genera of Epipsocetae were inferred on the basis of 122 morphological characters of adult specimens, corroborating the monophyly of the group with ten synapomorphies and indicating that Cladiopsocidae is paraphyletic.
Archaeatropidae, a New Family of Psocoptera from the Cretaceous Amber of Alava, Northern Spain
It is concluded that the Archaeatropidae represents an archaic, extinct lineage of AtropetAE and possess some features shared with the Psocatropetae, which reinforces previous hypotheses about the relationships among Atropetic groups.
New Genus and Species of Empheriidae (Insecta: Psocodea: Trogiomorpha) and Their Implication for the Phylogeny of Infraorder Atropetae
A phylogenetic analysis of the infraorder Atropetae is conducted based on 38 morphological characters of three outgroups and fifteen ingroups, which supported the monophyly of Atropetus including fossil and extant taxa, and Archaeatropidae is treated here as a new junior synonym of Empheriidae.
New barklice (Psocodea, Trogiomorpha) from Lower Cretaceous Spanish amber
New psocid specimens from five amber‐bearing outcrops in Spain that are Albian in age are presented and a new species, Libanoglaris hespericus sp.
†Cormopsocidae: A new family of the suborder Trogiomorpha (Insecta: Psocodea) from Burmese amber
A fossil species from mid‐Cretaceous Burmese amber, Cormopsocus groehni retains many plesiomorphic features, which will contribute greatly to elucidating the ancestral state of Psocodea.


Sur quelques Psocoptères des îles Mascareignes
  • A. Badonnel
  • Geography
    Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France
  • 1966
The Peripsocid fauna (Psocoptera) of the oriental region and the Pacific
Fifty-seven new species are described, 23 from material of both sexes, 22 from $.
The Phylogenetic Fallacy
It is asserted that some influential taxonomists have an erroneous view of the process by which phylogenies are inferred, and such a situation clearly invites faulty inference and sterile controversy.