†superfamily Spilapteroidea Brongniart 1894 (winged insect)

Insecta - Palaeodictyoptera

Alternative spelling: Spilapteridea

Full reference: C. Brongniart. 1894. Recherches pour servir à l'histoire des insectes fossiles des temps primaires, précédées d'une étude sur la nervation des ailes des insectes. Thèses Présentées à la Faculté des Sciences de Paris 821:1-494

Parent taxon: Palaeodictyoptera according to X. Liu et al. 2015

See also Li et al. 2013, Prokop et al. 2014 and Rohdendorf 1961

Sister taxa: Achaeoptilus, Aenigmatopsis, Althansia, Anagesthes, Anthracosta, Asiodictya, Bathytaptus, Bojoptera, Breyerioidea, Brongniartites, Brongniartula, Commentryites, Compsoneura, Delafondia, Diathemidae, Dictyoneurina, Diexodus, Dyscritus, Elmoboriidae, Eubleptidae, Eugereonoidea, Eumecoptera, Eurydictyella, Eurythmopteryx, Frankenholziina, Gegenemene, Haplophlebium, Heolidae, Heolus, Homoiopteridae, Homothetidae, Idoptilus, Kansasia, Kansasiidae, Mammia, Mecynoptera, Mecynopteridae, Mecynostomites, Megaptilidae, Mongolianidae, Monsteropterum, Neopalaeodictyoptera, Neosecoptera, Palaeodictyoptera amissa, Palaeodictyoptera macrophlebia, Palaiotaptus, Palapteris, Paraboltonia, Parahaplophlebium, Paramecynostoma, Paramegaptilus, Permothemistidae, Platephemera, Propalingenia, Pseudomecynostoma, Psychroptilidae, Pteronidia, Pteronidiidae, Pyebrodia, Rochdalia, Saarlandia, Saarlandiidae, Sabitaptus, Schedoneura, Scudderiana, Scudderina, Severinopsis, Spilaptera sutcliffei, Spilapterites, Straeleniellidae, Synaptoneura, Titanophasma, Turnbullia, Eukulojidae

Subtaxa: Fouqueidae Mecynostomatidae Spilapteridae

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Type: Spilaptera

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Permian of the Russian Federation (9 collections), United States (4: Kansas, New Mexico)

• Carboniferous of China (1), France (3), Germany (6), the Russian Federation (2), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (7: Illinois, Kentucky)

Total: 36 collections including 61 occurrences

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