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Some representatives
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Branch: Metapterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Cohort: Polyneoptera
Martynov, 1938

Gryllones, Orthoptères, Orthopteroid Orders, Orthopteroidea, Paurometabola, Polyneopterata, Polyorthoptera, Polyplecoptera, Dermapterida, Plecopterida, Plecopterodea, Mystroptera

The cohort Polyneoptera[1][2] is a proposed taxonomic ranking for the Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets, etc.) and all other Neopteran insects believed to be more closely related to Orthoptera than to any other insect orders. They possess biting mouthparts, but undergo little or no metamorphosis.[citation needed]

Superorders and orders[edit]

The Orthoptera Species File lists the following:[3]

Superorder Dictyoptera[edit]

Superorder Orthopterida[edit]

Synonyms include: Archaeorthoptera, Gryllidea, Orthopterodea, Orthopterodida, Orthopteroidea, Panorthoptera

Superorder †Perlidea (synonym Plecopteroidea)[edit]

Superorder not placed[edit]


  1. ^ Martynov (1938) Tr. Paleont. Inst. Akad. Nauk, SSSR 7(4): 70.
  2. ^ Delclos, Nel, Azar, Bechly, Dunlop, Engel, Heads (2008) Neues Jahrbuch fuer Geologie und Palaeontologie Abhandlungen 247(3): 353-381.
  3. ^ Orthoptera Species File (Version 5.0/5.0)

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