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Metaraphidia confusa

Insecta - Raphidioptera - Metaraphidiidae

Taxonomy
Metaraphidia confusa was named by Whalley (1985). Its type specimen is GSM 117552, an exoskeleton, and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Charmouth (GSM), which is in a Sinemurian marine siliciclastic in the Charmouth Mudstone Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Metaraphidia.

It was recombined as Mesoraphidia confusa by Whalley (1988).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1985Metaraphidia confusa Whalley p. 148 figs. Figs 44-45
1988Mesoraphidia confusa Whalley p. 61
2002Metaraphidia confusa Engel p. 19
2011Metaraphidia confusa Bechly and Wolf-Schwenninger p. 232

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
RankNameAuthor
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
superorderNeuropterida
orderRaphidioptera(Burmeister 1838)
suborderRaphidiomorpha
Raphidiformia
Euraphidioptera
familyMetaraphidiidae
genusMetaraphidia
speciesconfusa

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