The phylogenetic system of Mantodea (Insecta: Dictyoptera)

@inproceedings{Wieland2013ThePS,
  title={The phylogenetic system of Mantodea (Insecta: Dictyoptera)},
  author={Frank Wieland},
  year={2013}
}
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… 
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