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Mecoptera (scorpionfly)

Insecta - Mecoptera

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1886Mecoptera Packard p. 808
1906Panorpata Handlirsch
1937Protodiptera Tillyard
1953Mecoptera Bode
1955Protodiptera Riek p. 669
1992Mecoptera Carpenter
1994Protodiptera Evenhuis
2004Mecoptera Kukalová-Peck and Lawrence
2010Mecoptera Minet et al.
2011Mecoptera Beutel et al.
2014Mecoptera Misof et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
CercophoraBörner 1904
classInsecta
RankNameAuthor
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
Mecopterida
superorderAntliophora
orderMecopteraPackard 1886
orderMecopteraPackard 1886

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: chitinc
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilep
Created: 2017-04-17 09:56:18
Modified: 2017-04-17 09:56:18
Source: c = class, p = phylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Bush and Bambach 2015

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Westphalian A to the top of the Rupelian or 318.10000 to 28.10000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 314.6 Ma

Collections (356 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Westphalian A318.1 - 314.6France Westphalomerope maryvonneae (122506)
Asselian298.9 - 295.5Czech Republic Pseudomerope gallei (114141)
Asselian298.9 - 295.5USA (New Mexico) Mecoptera indet. (124386)
Asselian - Kungurian298.9 - 272.3Russian Federation Minusinia martynovae (126338)
Sakmarian295.5 - 290.1Czech Republic Protomeropidae indet., Pseudomerope mareki, Pseudomerope havlati, Pseudomerope oborana, Pseudomeropella nekvasilovae, Stenomerope spinari, Moravochorista carolina (114186)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3USA (Kansas) Permopanorpa raymondi (151412) Platychorista venosa, Permopanorpa inaequalis, Protopanorpa permiana, Protochorista tetraclada, Agetopanorpa maculata (111217) Platychorista venosa, Protomerope permiana, Permopanorpa inaequalis, Permopanorpa tenuis, Permopanorpa gracilis, Permopanorpa dunbari, Permopanorpa sellardsi, Permopanorpa formosa, Permopanorpa schucherti, Protopanorpa permiana, Protochorista tetraclada, Protochorista pentaclada, Protopanorpa pusilla, Anormochorista oligoclada (111219)
Artinskian290.1 - 279.3USA (Oklahoma) Permopanorpa inaequalis (107405)
Artinskian - Kungurian290.1 - 272.3Russian Federation (Kemerovo) Asiachorista neuburgae, Mesochorista javorskyi (124614)
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) Petromantis evansi, Asiachorista beckermigdisovae (116121) Petromantis rieki (116120)
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3Russian Federation Agetopanorpidae indet., Marimerobius sp., Seniorita gratiosa, Protopanorpoides medius, Tshekardopanorpa magasa, Phipoides pusillus (107787) Marimerobius splendens (155819) Petromantis sp., Protopanorpa sp. (115214) Protopanorpa sp., Agetopanorpa sp., Marimerobius sp., Agetochorista tillyardi, Pulcheripanorpa aliena, Marimerobius sukatchevae (114207)
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3South Africa (West Cape) Mecoptera indet. (117279)
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3Russian Federation (Suksun) Agetochorista intermedia (116652) Agetochorista sp., Agetopanorpa sp., Marimerobius sp., Tshekardopanorpa biarmica, Agetochorista intermedia, Agetochorista tillyardi, Uraloageta archaica, Protopanorpoides minutus, Protopanorpoides medius, Phipoides ornatus, Phipoides pusillus, Agetochorista punctata, Agetochorista kungurica, Agetochorista permiana, Petromantis sylvaensis (108206) Agetochorista sp., Marimerobius sp., Agetochorista tillyardi, Sylvopanorpa carpenteri, Permochorista sylvaensis, Agetochorista permiana (116641)
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3Russian Federation (Kemerovo) Asiachorista neuburgae, Agetochorista sarbalensis, Asiachorista tuberculata (124613) Asiachorista neuburgae, Asiachorista migdisovae (124615) Callietheira sp., Pinnachorista sarbalensis, Tomiochorista prodigialis, Petromantis nana, Petromantis sarbalensis, Petromantis unicolor, Petromantis opinabilis, Callietheira major, Asiachorista cellulosa, Asiachorista gorelovae, Asiachorista lativenosa, Mesochorista prospera (112708) Pinnachorista imitabilis, Petromantis latimargo, Petromantis unicolor (104951)
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3Russian Federation (Perm) Protopanorpa sp., Protopanorpa longicubitalis, Protopanorpa similis, Protopanorpa minuta, Tjulkinella silantjevi (103639)
Roadian272.3 - 268.8Russian Federation (Kazan) Petromantis major, Permochorista rossica, Petrochorista elegantula, Petrochorista parvula, Petrochorista minuta (116803) Petromantis rossica (116877)
Roadian272.3 - 268.8Russian Federation (Arkangelsk) Agetochorista ornata, Agetochorista splendida, Petromantis robusta (116874) Agetochorista sp., Petromantis sp., Permochorista sp., Petromantis rossica, Petromantis borealis, Agetochorista ornata, Agetochorista umbrata, Agetochorista fasciata, Agetochorista splendida, Agetochorista reducta, Oochorista gunderseni, Petromantis punctata, Permochorista nigromaculata, Permochorista venosa, Permochorista stigmata, Petrochorista distincta, Permocentropus philopotamoides (111187) Agetochorista splendida, Petromantis robusta, Protopanorpa elongata (111189) Gigantoageta perforata, Martynopanorpa sp. (104992) Permopanorpa tenuis (155714) Petromantis borealis, Agetochorista fasciata, Agetochorista splendida, Permochorista dubiosa (124101) Petromantis borealis, Agetochorista ornata, Agetochorista fasciata, Agetochorista splendida, Agetochorista dubia, Petromantis punctata, Petromantis robusta, Permochorista maculipennis, Permochorista dubiosa, Parachorista opposita, Permopanorpa angustata, Permopanorpa tenuis, Petrochorista dubia (104993) Petromantis borealis, Permochorista venosa, Petromantis variolosa (155715) Petromantis rossica, Petromantis borealis, Agetochorista ornata, Agetochorista fasciata, Agetochorista splendida, Agetochorista dubia, Permochorista maculipennis, Permochorista venosa, Permochorista dubiosa, Permopanorpa angustata, Petrochorista dubia, Petrochorista elegantula, Permopanorpa zekkeli, Agetochorista tillyardiana, Agetochorista letopalae, Petromantis variolosa, Permochorista nana, Petrochorista lepida (116933) Petromantis rossica, Petromantis borealis, Agetochorista ornata, Agetochorista fasciata, Agetochorista splendida, Agetochorista dubia, Permochorista maculipennis, Permochorista venosa, Permopanorpa angustata, Permopanorpa tenuis, Petrochorista dubia, Agetochorista tillyardiana, Petromantis angustipennis (152059) Petromantis rossica, Petromantis borealis, Agetochorista ornata, Permochorista venosa, Petromantis variolosa (116934) Petromantis similis, Petromantis borealis (116535) Petromantis sp., Petromantis rossica, Petromantis borealis, Agetochorista ornata, Agetochorista fasciata, Agetochorista splendida, Agetochorista dubia, Petromantis robusta, Permochorista maculipennis, Permochorista venosa, Permopanorpa angustata, Petrochorista dubia, Agetochorista letopalae, Petromantis variolosa, Petrochorista ivae, Petrochorista sojanensis (104716)
Roadian272.3 - 268.8Russian Federation (Kirov) Agetochorista obsoleta, Malmyzha incompta, Parageta kitjakensis (105058)
Roadian272.3 - 268.8Russian Federation (Kemerovo) Altajopanorpa kaltanica (124605) Eumecoptera indet. (124616) Kaltana pilosa, Cyclorista convexicosta, Tomiochorista nubila, Kaltanochorista grjasevi, Asiachorista neuburgae, Callietheira khalfini, Altajopanorpa brevis, Altajopanorpa rhombica, Altajopanorpa cellulosa, Altajopanorpa suchanovi, Altajopanorpa elegans, Altajopanorpa grandis, Pinnachorista rotundipennis, Pinnachorista migdisovi, Pinnachorista latipennis, Pinnachorista cubitalis, Pinnachorista fausta, Tomiochorista rhombica, Tomiochorista minuta, Petromantis karpenkoae, Petromantis oreshnikovae, Petromantis kaltanica, Petromantis grandis, Petromantis sarbalensis, Callietheira bimembris, Asiachorista kaltanica, Asiachorista tuberculata, Asiachorista migdisovae, Asiachorista albibasalis, Asiachorista permiana (122568) Kaltana pilosa, Mesochorista javorskyi (122571) Kaltana pilosa, Petromantis oreshnikovae, Asiachorista kaltanica (122572) Pinnachorista ovalis, Altajopanorpa postrema, Cyclorista simplex, Pseudonannochorista willmanni, Miomeca reducta, Ovomezena lata, Parageta parachoristoides (104704) Pseudonannochorista willmanni (122567) Tomiochorista sp., Kaltana pilosa, Altajopanorpa nigronervosa, Pinnachorista gigantea, Tomiochorista skoki, Petromantis oreshnikovae, Petromantis kaltanica, Petrochorista recta, Petrochorista prona, Mesochorista pinnigera (122569)
Roadian272.3 - 268.8Russian Federation Agetopanorpa sp., Petromantis rossica, Agetochorista ornata, Agetochorista umbrata, Agetochorista splendida, Agetochorista dubia, Permochorista maculipennis, Permochorista venosa, Permopanorpa angustata, Permopanorpa tenuis, Petrochorista dubia, Agetochorista tillyardiana, Agetochorista letopalae, Petrochorista sojanensis, Petrochorista lepida (96860) Idelopanorpa elegans (122871) Petromantis borealis, Agetochorista splendida (116935) Petromantis kamensis (116456) Petromantis rossica (127928)
Roadian - Wordian272.3 - 265.1Russian Federation Megachorista khalfini (112715)