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Ditaxineurida

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Taxonomy
Ditaxineurida was named by Bechly (2002). Its type is Ditaxineura. It was considered monophyletic by Bechly (2002).

It was assigned to Protanisoptera by Bechly (2002); and to Ditaxineuromorpha by Bechly (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Ditaxineurida Bechly
2007Ditaxineurida Bechly

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota()
RankNameAuthor
infraclassHydropalaeopteraRohdendorf 1969
Euhydropalaeoptera
OdonatopteraMartynov 1932
Palaeodonatoptera
Plesiodonatoptera
Apodonatoptera
Paneodonatoptera
Neodonatoptera
Euodonatoptera
OdonatocladaBechly 1999
Nodialata
suborderProtanisoptera
DitaxineuromorphaPritykina 1980
Ditaxineurida
Ditaxineurida

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
G. Bechly 2002Wing venational autapomorphies: The present hypothesis of closest relationships between the Callimokaltaniidae, Hemizygopteridae and Ditaxineuridae is supported by the analysis of Bechly (1998) who created the clade Ditaxineu- rida for [Callimokaltaniidae + Ditaxineuroidea (= Hemizy- gopteridae + Ditaxineuridae, sensu Bechly (1996))]. The clade Ditaxineurida is supported by the following synapomorphy: ‘free part of CuP between MP&Cu and AA nearly perpendicular to MP&Cu and AA’. The ‘presence of only few cross-veins in the antesubnodal area between RA and RP’ is also a synapomorphy shared by these taxa. The ‘presence of only a short distal posterior branch of RA’ could also be a synapomorphy of this clade but the polarization of this character remains difficult because it is unknown in the possible outgroups, as the ‘presence of a distal posterior branch of RA’ is a synapomorphy of the Protanisoptera.