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Mesoptilus

Insecta - Paoliida - Anthracoptilidae

Discussion

Mesoptilus was named with two species (M. dolloi and M. sellardsi) by Lameere, without explicitly designating one as the type. In 1919, Handlirsch named Stenoneurella fayoliana and Pseudooedischia berthaudi for the same specimens. Later, Handlirsch (1937) implicitly treated M. sellardsi as the type because he stated that P. berthaudi was a synonym of M. sellardsi but recombined M. dolloi as Stenoneurella dolloi. It is unclear to me whether Handlirsch was the first reviser or if his actions count as designating a type. Nevertheless, current practice treats Mesoptilus and Pseudooedischia as valid genera, and Mesoptilus dolloi as a valid species.

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1917Mesoptilus Lameere p. 174
1919Stenoneurella Handlirsch p. 559
1922Mesoptilus Handlirsch p. 76
1922Stenoneurella Handlirsch p. 98
1937Stenoneurella Handlirsch p. 60
1992Mesoptilus Carpenter p. 130
2004Mesoptilus Rasnitsyn and Aristov p. S158
2013Mesoptilus Rasnitsyn and Aristov p. 682
2015Mesoptilus Nel et al. p. 146
2016Mesoptilus Guan et al. p. 76

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
RankNameAuthor
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
PolyneopteraMartynov 1938
orderPaoliida
familyAnthracoptilidae
genusMesoptilus

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