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Insecta -

Palaeodictyopteroida was named by Bechly (1996). It is not extant.

It was reranked as the superorder Palaeodictyopterida by Grimaldi and Engel (2005) and Sroka et al. (2015).

It was assigned to Metapterygota by Grimaldi and Engel (2005); to Palaeoptera by Bechly (2007); and to Neopterygota by Sroka et al. (2015).

Sister taxa
Diaphanopterodea, Dicliptera, Megasecoptera (syn. Protohymenoptera, Synsecoptera), Palaeodictyoptera (syn. Protohemiptera, Dictyoneurida, Permothemistida, Hemiodonata, Archodonata)

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1996Palaeodictyopteroida Bechly
2005Palaeodictyopterida Grimaldi and Engel
2007Palaeodictyopteroida Bechly
2015Palaeodictyopterida Sroka et al. p. 979

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
CercophoraBörner 1904
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
superorderPalaeodictyopterida(Bechly 1996)
superorderPalaeodictyopterida(Bechly 1996)

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.

No diagnoses are available
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: base of the Bashkirian to the top of the Changhsingian or 323.20000 to 252.17000 Ma

Collections (253 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Arnsbergian326.4 - 318.1Germany (Bitterfeld) Delitzschala bitterfeldensis (132797)
Bashkirian323.2 - 315.2China (Ningxia) Namuroningxia elegans, Sinodunbaria jarmilae, Brodioptera sinensis, Tytthospilaptera wangae, Sinopalaeopteryx splendens, Sinopalaeopteryx olivieri, Namuroptera minuta (139576) Xiaheyanella orta (175803)
Bashkirian323.2 - 315.2Argentina (La Rioja) Xenoptera riojaensis (108150)
Kinderscoutian318.1 - 314.6USA (Utah) Brodioptera stricklani (122484)
Marsdenian318.1 - 314.6Germany (Ruhr) Archaemegaptilus schloesseri, Sylvohymen pintoi (152121) Homaloneura ligeia (155261) Jugobreyeria sippelorum (155262) Namurodiapha sippelorum, Sylvohymen peckae (110939) Rhabdoptilus volmensis, Dictyoneuridae indet., Homaloneura berenice, Homoioptera vorhallensis, Lithomantis varius, Dictyoneura kemperi (155260)
Marsdenian318.1 - 314.6Germany Patteiskya bouckaerti, Schmidtopteron adictyon (133679)
Marsdenian - Yeadonian318.1 - 314.6Germany Homaloneura berenice (118176)
Westphalian A318.1 - 314.6United Kingdom (Wales) Lithosialis truemani (151384)
Westphalian A318.1 - 314.6USA (Alabama) Archaemegaptilus blakelyi (198288) Pharciphyzelus lacefieldi (126586)
Westphalian A318.1 - 314.6United Kingdom (Staffordshire) Brodia priscotincta (167683) Lithomantis carbonarius (123934)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3China (Shanxi) Anthohymen hejinensis (140456)
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3Russian Federation (Kishertskij) Pseudohymen angustipennis (111188)
Kungurian - Early/Lower Kazanian279.3 - 268.0Russian Federation Scytohymen extremus (116612)
Roadian272.3 - 268.8Russian Federation (Kemerovo) Aenigmatidia kaltanica (122569)
Roadian272.3 - 268.8Russian Federation (Arkangelsk) Eukuloja cubitalis, Permothemis lepidus, Permothemis intermedius, Eukuloja atrosumma (104716) Eukuloja cubitalis, Permothemis retrocristatus, Eukuloja atrosumma (152059) Kuloja cubitalis, Ivahymen constrictus (111187) Kuloja paurovenosa, Palaeothemis libelluloides (104993) Sharovia sojanica, Eukuloja cubitalis, Permothemis flexus, Eukuloja atrosumma, Eukuloja rotundata (104992)
Roadian272.3 - 268.8Russian Federation Aspidohymen chopardi, Ideliella decora (122871) Eukuloja cubitalis, Eukuloja atrosumma (96860)
Roadian272.3 - 268.8Russian Federation (Kazan) Aspidohymen extensus (116803)
Wuchiapingian259.9 - 254.17Russian Federation (Vologda) Issadohymen ponomarenkoi (104754)
Wuchiapingian259.9 - 254.17Mongolia Mongolodictya callida (97602)
Changhsingian254.17 - 252.17South Africa (Natal) Karoohymen delicatulus, Karoohymen minutus (124428)