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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: "Mecoptera"
Subordines: Nannomecoptera - Neomecoptera - Pistillifera - Siphonaptera - †Aneuretopsychina - †Protodiptera ...

Overview of familiae[edit]

Apteropanorpidae - Bittacidae - Boreidae - Choristidae - Eomeropidae - Meropeidae - Nannochoristidae - Panorpidae - Panorpodidae - †Aneuretopsychidae - †Choristopsychidae - †Cimbrophlebiidae - †Dinopanorpidae - †Holcorpidae - †Kaltanidae - †Mesopanorpodidae - †Mesopsychidae - †Nedubroviidae - †Permochoristidae - †Protomeropidae - †Pseudonannochoristidae - †Pseudopolycentropodidae - †Thaumatomeropidae
Genera incertae sedis: †Mecaenigma


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  • Ferrington, L.C., jr. 2008: Global biodiversity of scorpionflies and hangingflies (Mecoptera) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia, 595(1): 443–445. doi: 10.1007/s10750-007-9133-y
  • Friedrich, F.; Beutel, R.G. 2010: The thoracic morphology of Nannochorista (Nannochoristidae) and its implications for the phylogeny of Mecoptera and Antliophora. Journal of zoological systematics and evolutionary research, 48(1): 50–74. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0469.2009.00535.x
  • Hong, Y.C., 2007: Midtriassic new genera and species of Mesopanorpodidae (Insecta: Mecoptera) from Shannxi,China. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 2007-02: Abstract: [1].
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  • Minet, J.; Huang, D-y.; Wu, H.; Nel, A. 2010: Early Mecopterida and the systematic position of the Microptysmatidae (Insecta: Endopterygota). Annales de la Société entomologique de France (n.s.), 46: 262–270. ISSN: 0037-9271
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  • Simiczyjew, B. 2002: Structure of the ovary in Nannochorista neotropica Navás (Insecta: Mecoptera: Nannochoristidae) with remarks on mecopteran phylogeny. Acta zoologica, 83: 61–66.
  • Somma, L.A. 2012: The dates of Westwood’s Mecoptera (Insecta) publications reexamined and further corrected. Zootaxa 3332: 67–68. Preview reference page 
  • Whiting, M.F. 2002: Mecoptera is paraphyletic: multiple genes and phylogeny of Mecoptera and Siphonaptera. Zoologica scripta, 31: 93–104. doi: 10.1046/j.0300-3256.2001.00095.x
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Vernacular names[edit]

Alemannisch: Schnabelmugge
беларуская: Скарпіёнавы мухі
dansk: Skorpionfluer
Deutsch: Schnabelfliegen
eesti: Koonulised
latviešu: Knābjgalvji
lietuvių: Skorpionmusės
magyar: Csőrösrovarok
日本語: シリアゲムシ目 (長翅目)
norsk: Skorpionfluer
polski: wojsiłki
русский: Скорпионницы
slovenščina: Kljunavci
中文: 長翅目
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