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For the plant genus, see Notoptera (plant).
Temporal range: 252–0 Ma
Triassic - Recent
Mantophasma zephyra Zompro et al 2002.jpg
Mantophasma zephyrum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Exopterygota
Order: Notoptera
Suborders & families

Suborder Grylloblattodea

Suborder Mantophasmatodea

The 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.


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 30 known species in total.


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External links[edit]

  • Media related to Notoptera at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Notoptera at Wikispecies