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Temporal range: Eocene - Recent
Malaysische Gespensterschrecke.jpg
Heteropteryx dilatata from Malaysia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Phasmatodea
Suborder: Verophasmatodea
Superfamilies and families

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The Verophasmatodea suborder of the Phasmatodea contains the vast majority of the extant species of stick and leaf insects.

Superfamilies and families[edit]


  1. ^ Zompro, O. 2001. The Phasmatodea and Raptophasma n. gen., Orthoptera incertae sedis, in Baltic amber (Insecta: Orthoptera). Mitteilungen des Geologisch-Paläontologischen Institutes der Universität Hamburg 85: 229–261.