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Mantophasma zephyra


Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Supercohort: Polyneoptera
Ordo: Notoptera
Subordo: Mantophasmatodea
Familiae (1): Mantophasmatidae


Mantophasmatodea Zompro, Klass, Kristensen & Adis in Klass et al., 2002


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Adis, J.; Zompro, O.; Moombolah-Goagoses, E.; Marais, E. 2002: Gladiators: a new order of insect. Scientific American, 287: 60–65.
  • Arillo, A. & Engel, M.S. 2006. Rock crawlers in Baltic amber (Notoptera: Mantophasmatodea). American Museum Novitates 3539: 1–10. DOI: 10.1206/0003-0082(2006)3539[1:RCIBAN]2.0.CO;2 Paywall. hdl: 2246/5817 Open access. BHL. Reference page
  • Damgaard, J.; Klass, K.-D.; Picker, M.D.; Buder, G. 2008: Phylogeny of the heelwalkers (Insecta: Mantophasmatodea) based on mtDNA sequences, with evidence for additional taxa in South Africa. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 47: 443–462.
  • Eberhard, M.J.B.; Picker, M.D.; Klass, K.-D. (in press): Sympatry in Mantophasmatodea, with the description of a new species and phylogenetic considerations. Organisms diversity & evolution, DOI: 10.1007/s13127-010-0037-8
  • Huang, D.-y.; Nel, A.; Zompro, O.; Waller, A. 2008: Mantophasmatodea now in the Jurassic. Naturwissenschaften, 95: 947–952.
  • Klass, K.-D. 2002: Mantophasmatodea: a new insect order? [Response to technical comment by Erich Tilgner]. Science, 297: 731.
  • Zompro, O. 2005: Inter- and intra-ordinal relationships of the Mantophasmatodea, with comments on the phylogeny of polyneopteran orders (Insecta: Polyneoptera). Mitteilungen aus dem Geologisch-Palaeontologischen Institut der Universitaet Hamburg, 89: 85–116.
  • Zompro, O.; Adis, J.; Weitschat, W. 2002: A review of the order Mantophasmatodea (Insecta). Zoologischer Anzeiger, 241: 269–279.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: gladiators, heelwalkers, rock crawlers
Nordfriisk: Haielluupern
magyar: Tücsöksáskák
日本語: カカトアルキ目 (踵行目)
한국어: 만토파스마토데목 (종행목, 당수목)
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