†family Mesopsychidae Tillyard 1917 (scorpionfly)

Insecta - Mecoptera - Mesopsychidae

Invalid subtaxa: Mesopanorpidae Tillyard 1918 [replaced name], Mesopanorpodidae Tillyard 1918, Mesosetidae Riek 1976

Full reference: R. J. Tillyard. 1917. Mesozoic Insects of Queensland No. 1 Planipennia, Trichoptera, and the new order Protomecoptera. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 42(165):175-200

Parent taxon: Aneuretopsychina according to D. Ren et al. 2009

See also Bashkuev 2011, Carpenter 1992, Hong 2007, Hong and Guo 2003, Lambkin 2014, Martynov 1937, Novokshonov 1997, Novokshonov 1997, Riek 1955, Riek 1974, Riek 1976, Tillyard 1917, Tillyard 1918, Tillyard 1918, Tillyard 1919, Tillyard 1923 and Willmann 1978

Sister taxa: Aneuretopsychidae, Dualulidae, Nedubroviidae, Pseudopolycentropodidae

Subtaxa: Afristella Allochorista Austrochoristella Baissopsyche Epicharmesopsyche Erdosia Ferghanopsyche Forcinerva Ladinochorista Lichnomesopsyche Longifurcula Mesopanorpodes Mesopsyche Mesoses Mesotanyderus Permopsyche Prochoristella Ptychopteropsis Sogdopsyche Tarantogus Tipulidites Triassochoristites Turanopsyche Undisca Vitimopsyche Xinjiangia

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (2 collections), Mongolia (1), the Russian Federation (2)

• Jurassic of China (5), the Russian Federation (2), Tajikistan (2)

• Triassic of Argentina (1), Australia (7), China (1), Kyrgyzstan (3), South Africa (1), South Korea (1), Ukraine (1)

• Permian of Australia (1), the Russian Federation (5)

Total: 35 collections including 58 occurrences

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