The earliest known holometabolous insects

@article{Nel2013TheEK,
  title={The earliest known holometabolous insects},
  author={Andr{\'e} Nel and Patrick Roques and Patricia Nel and Alexandr A Prokin and Thierry Bourgoin and Jakub Prokop and Jacek Szwedo and Dany Azar and Laure DESUTTER-GRANDCOLAS and Torsten Wappler and Romain Garrouste and David Coty and Diying Huang and Michael S. Engel and Alexander G. Kirejtshuk},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2013},
  volume={503},
  pages={257-261}
}
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… Expand

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