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Taxonomic levels confusion[edit]

In the Neuroptera article, Raphidioptera is said to be a suborder of the order Neuroptera, superorder Endopterygota. This articles places Raphidioptera as an order of the superorder Neuroptera. The Megaloptera article places the Megaloptera as an order of the superorder Edopterygota, but mentions in the text that it is sometimes considered to be a suborder of the Neuroptera. I think that we should settle for one classification (and include an explanation of the ongoing debate in the article). If no one has any objection I would like to make the change in this article so that it corresponds to the Neuroptera article. --IronChris | (talk) 18:28, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Go for it, we learned it as a suborder of Neuroptera --Kugamazog 03:42, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
Same here. At least at present it is still taught in University settings as a subdivision of Neuroptera. There's nothing wrong with presenting the debate, but I would still use the older format. --Entoaggie09 11:17, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Yes, for all these reasons and more. --Stemonitis 10:45, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Ordinal Categorization[edit]

Yes the page is currently sitting at a vernacular name for the group. However it is quite clear from the lead and subject matter that the article itself is on the Order Raphidioptera, and as such should be categorized as such. --Kevmin § 23:02, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Kevmin, I'd like to invite you to join the ongoing discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Tree of Life#Categorizing taxa vs. common names. As you'll see there, Wikipedia:Categorizing redirects#Redirects whose target title is incompatible with the category supports what I'm doing, but you're also not the only one who wants to change that. If there's consensus for doing so, I'll abide by that decision, but in the meantime, I'd ask you to abide by the guidelines as they're written. I hope we can agree that "Snakefly" isn't the name of an order, at any rate. --BDD (talk) 23:09, 19 March 2014 (UTC)