Notoptera

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Notoptera
Temporal range: 252–0 Ma
Triassic - Recent
Mantophasma zephyra Zompro et al 2002.jpg
Mantophasma zephyra
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Notoptera

Crampton, 1915
Suborders & families

Suborder Grylloblattodea

Suborder Mantophasmatodea

The wingless insect order Notoptera, a group first proposed in 1915, has been largely unused since its original conception, but in the most recent classification of the lineage of insects that includes the Grylloblattodea and Mantophasmatodea,[1] the name was resurrected and redefined so as to give a single order that includes both the living and fossil representatives of the lineage.

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As now defined, the order comprises four families, two of them known only from fossils, two known from both fossil and living representatives, and fewer than 60 known species in total.

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