The phylogenetic system of Mantodea (Insecta: Dictyoptera)

  title={The phylogenetic system of Mantodea (Insecta: Dictyoptera)},
  author={Frank Wieland},
For the first time a large morphological dataset, comprising 152 morphological characters for 122 taxa of all recognized families of the group, has been used to reconstruct the phylogeny of the praying mantises (Mantodea). The intraordinal relationships found were only partially similar to the results of earlier molecular studies, in many cases they differed considerably. Only a third of the families (Acanthopidae, Empusidae, Eremiaphilidae, Thespidae, and Toxoderidae) and subfamilies… 
Complete mitochondrial genomes of four species of praying mantises (Dictyoptera, Mantidae) with ribosomal second structure, evolutionary and phylogenetic analyses
The phylogenetic relationships between the eight families of the Mantodea, including 35 species of praying Mantis, are tested and support the taxonomic system of Schwarz and Roy and are consistent with previous studies.
The complete mitochondrial genome of Psychomantis borneensis (Mantodea: Hymenopodidae)
The results showed that P. borneensis was a sister clade to (Anaxarcha zhengi + Creobroter gemmata) (Hymenopodidae), and the monophyly of the family Mantidae and the genus Theopompa, Hierodula, and Rhombodera were not supported.
The systematics of Mantodea revisited: an updated classification incorporating multiple data sources (Insecta: Dictyoptera)
A phylogenetic framework based on male genital structure was used, supplemented by published morphological, chromosomal and molecular data to overcome past homoplasy problems, and offers the urgently needed working base for future studies in Mantodean systematics, life history and ecology.
Phylogeny of Dictyoptera: Dating the Origin of Cockroaches, Praying Mantises and Termites with Molecular Data and Controlled Fossil Evidence
The authors' datings suggest that crown-Dictyoptera—and stem-mantises—would date back to the Late Carboniferous, a result compatible with the oldest putative fossil of stem-dictyopteran suborders, and suggests a scenario of replacement in carnivory among polyneopterous insects.
A checklist of global distribution of Liturgusidae and Thespidae (Mantodea: Dictyoptera)
The praying mantiss are a group of over 2500 predatory insects distributed in tropical and subtropical habitats of the world, from the rainforest to the desert ground, out of which the global distribution of 2 families: Liturgusidae and Thespidae is provided in this compilation.
Updated Checklist and Distribution of Mantidae (Mantodea : Insecta) of the World
The praying mantids (Order Mantodea, Class Insecta) are a group of over 2500 carnivorous polyneopteran insects distributed in tropical and subtropical habitats of the world, from the rainforest to
Gene characteristics of the complete mitochondrial genomes of Paratoxodera polyacantha and Toxodera hauseri (Mantodea: Toxoderidae)
The monophyly of Toxoderidae was supported and P. polyacantha was the sister clade to T. hauseri and S. porioni, and the size of each gene as well as the A+T-rich region and the A-T content of the whole genome were very similar among the three species.
A cryptic new species of Chlidonoptera Karsch, 1892 from the south west protected zone of the Central African Republic (Insecta, Mantodea, Hymenopodidae)
The results add to the evidence that cryptic species can be found in tropical regions, a critical issue in efforts to document global species richness, and illustrate the value of DNA barcoding, especially when coupled with traditional taxonomic tools, in disclosing hidden diversity.
An elusive Neotropical giant, Hondurantemna chespiritoi gen. n. & sp. n. (Antemninae, Mantidae): a new lineage of mantises exhibiting an ontogenetic change in cryptic strategy
The observed morphological changes between immature and adult females suggests that the selection for an alternate strategy for crypsis is a response to size increase of the abdomen during development.
Updated Checklist and Global Diversity of Chaeteessidae, Mantoididae, Metallyticidae, Acanthopidae, Amorphoscelididae and Sibyllidae (Mantodea: Insecta)
The praying mantids (Order Mantodea, Class Insecta) are a group of over 2500 carnivorous polyneopteran insects distributed in tropics and subtropics of the world, from the rainforest to the desert


Phylogeny of Mantodea based on molecular data: evolution of a charismatic predator
The ancestral predatory condition as generalist hunting is reconstructed, with three independent shifts to cursorial hunting and one shift to ambush hunting, associated with the largest radiation of mantid species.
A phylogenetic analysis of Dictyoptera ( Insecta ) based on morphological characters
A cladistic analysis of Dictyoptera is presented based on a data set comprising 27 ingroup taxa and 175 characters from morphology and life history, with a focus on the asymmetrical male genitalia, which are well developed only in Blattaria and Mantodea.
Phylogeny of cockroaches (Insecta, Dictyoptera, Blattodea), with placement of aberrant taxa and exploration of out‐group sampling
The phylogeny of cockroaches is addressed using DNA sequence data from a broad taxon sample of Dictyoptera and other non‐endopterygotan insect orders, and Lamproblattidae was recovered as sister to Polyphagidae, consistent with the traditional placement.
The phylogeny of hexapod “orders”. A critical review of recent accounts
The evidence for Hennig’s (1969) hierarchial classification of the higher hexapodan taxa is reviewed and additional data are considered, and the monophyletic nature of the order Blattopteroidea is considered firmly established.
Phylogeny of earwigs (Insecta: Dermaptera) based on molecular and morphological evidence: reconsidering the classification of Dermaptera
Results indicate that the epizoic Hemimerus is not sister to the remaining Dermaptera, but rather nested as sister to Forficulidae + Chelisochidae, and support the paraphyly of Pygidicranidae and Spongiphoridae and the monophyly of Chelisoch Families, ForfICulidae, Anisolabididae and Labiduridae.
Mantophasmatodea and phylogeny of the lower neopterous insects
A phylogenetic analysis of the polyneopteran orders representing a broad range of their phylogenetic diversity and including the recently described Mantophasmatodea, which supports a sister taxon relationship between the newly described Mantophonodea and Grylloblattodea.
Phylogeny of the Dictyoptera Re-examined (Insecta)
A critical evaluation of the currently available morphological and biological data base relevant to reconstructing phylogeny in Dictyoptera is presented to demonstrate the importance of a thorough treatment of characters in phyloge- netic reconstruction.
Relationships among the major lineages of Dictyoptera: the effect of outgroup selection on dictyopteran tree topology
The internal dictyopteran relationships differed in the position of several taxa of interest, including Cryptocercus, Polyphaga, Periplaneta and Supella, providing further evidence that the choice of both outgroup and ingroup taxa greatly affects tree topology.
Revision of the Species of Acanthops Serville 1831 (Mantodea, Mantidae, Acanthopinae) with Comments on Their Phylogeny
A cladistic analysis revealed the monophyly of the genus with two major clades, one containing falcataria + parafalcata + royi + centralis and the other containing the remaining species.
A phylogeny of cockroaches and related insects based on DNA sequence of mitochondrial ribosomal RNA genes.
  • S. Kambhampati
  • Biology
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 1995
It is indicated that cockroaches are a monophyletic group, whose sister group is Mantoidea, and the phylogeny inferred here does not support a close relationship between C. punctulatus and M. darwiniensis.