Megasecoptera

Palaeodictyopteroidea
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Subphylum:Hexapoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Palaeodictyopteroidea
Rohdendorf, 1961
Orders


Megasecoptera is a paleozoic insect order. There were 22 families of megasecopterans with only about 35 known genera.

Like all other paleodictyopteroids, the megasecopterans had sucking mouthparts. The suctorial mouth parts were used to pierce plant casings and extract high-quality plant materials, such as spores and pollen.

Megasecoptera bore two pairs of wings (some very basal palaeopterans had three), which are nearly of the same size. The wings probably were held horizontally, as in dragonflies (Odonata, Anisoptera). The wing bases tend to be very slender and petiolated, as in damselflies (Odonata, Zygoptera). The body is long and thin. The genus Protohymen is rather stouter and shorter than a typical megasecopteran.

During their relatively brief period of existence, the Megasecoptera were rather successful. It has been estimated that this insect order accounted for 50% of the insect biomass in some locations, but the available evidence might be misleading..

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Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. Scientific classification also can be called scientific taxonomy, but should be distinguished from folk taxonomy, which lacks scientific basis.
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Arthropoda
Latreille, 1829

Subphyla and Classes
  • Subphylum Trilobitomorpha
  • Trilobita - trilobites (extinct)
  • Subphylum Chelicerata

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Hexapoda
Latreille, 1825

Classes & Orders

Class Insecta (insects)
Class Entognatha

The subphylum Hexapoda (from the Greek for six legs
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Insecta
Linnaeus, 1758

Orders
Subclass Apterygota
* Archaeognatha (bristletails)
* Thysanura (silverfish)
Subclass Pterygota
* Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic)

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Boris Borissovich Rohdendorf (1904 – 1977) was a Russian entomologist and curator at the Zoological Museum at the University of Moscow. He attained the position of head of the Laboratory of Arthropods, Paleontological Institute, Academy of Sciences of the USSR (now Russian
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19th century - 20th century - 21st century
1930s  1940s  1950s  - 1960s -  1970s  1980s  1990s
1958 1959 1960 - 1961 - 1962 1963 1964

Year 1961 (MCMLXI
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Palaeodictyoptera
Goldenberg, 1877

The Palaeodictyoptera are an extinct order of medium-sized to very large, primitive Palaeozoic paleopterous insects, characterised by beak-like mouthparts, similarity between fore- and hind wings, and an additional pair of
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Diaphanopterodea
Handlirsch, 1919

The Diaphanopterodea or Paramegasecoptera are an extinct order of moderate to large-sized Palaeozoic insects.
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The Paleozoic Era (from the Greek palaio, "old" and zoion, "animals", meaning "ancient life") is the earliest of three geologic eras of the Phanerozoic eon.
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Insecta
Linnaeus, 1758

Orders
Subclass Apterygota
* Archaeognatha (bristletails)
* Thysanura (silverfish)
Subclass Pterygota
* Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic)

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Palaeodictyopteroidea
Rohdendorf, 1961

Orders
  • Palaeodictyoptera
  • Megasecoptera
  • Archodonata
  • Diaphanopterodea
The Palaeodictyopteroidea or Paleodictyopterida
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Anisoptera
Selys, 1854

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Families

Aeshnidae
Austropetaliidae
Cordulegastridae
Corduliidae
Gomphidae
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