The earliest known holometabolous insects

  title={The earliest known holometabolous insects},
  author={A. Nel and P. Roques and P. Nel and A. Prokin and Thierry Bourgoin and J. Prokop and J. Szwedo and D. Azar and L. Desutter-grandcolas and T. Wappler and R. Garrouste and D. Coty and Diying Huang and M. Engel and A. Kirejtshuk},
  • A. Nel, P. Roques, +12 authors A. Kirejtshuk
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The Eumetabola (Endopterygota (also known as Holometabola) plus Paraneoptera) have the highest number of species of any clade, and greatly contribute to animal species biodiversity. The palaeoecological circumstances that favoured their emergence and success remain an intriguing question. Recent molecular phylogenetic analyses have suggested a wide range of dates for the initial appearance of the Holometabola, from the Middle Devonian epoch (391 million years (Myr) ago) to the Late… CONTINUE READING
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