Metapterygota

Metapterygota is a clade of winged insects containing order Odonata and Infraclass Neoptera. They share morphological characteristics of a loss of caudal filiaments and a subimago stage. Genetically the clade is supported by similarities in the mitochondrial genomes. [1]

Metapterygota
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Branch: Metapterygota
Subgroups

Living SubgroupsEdit

PhylogenyEdit

 Insecta 
 Monocondylia 

Archaeognatha

 Dicondylia 
 Apterygota 

Zygentoma

Monura

 Pterygota 

Ephemeroptera

Metapterygota

Odonata

Neoptera

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yeates, David K; Cameron, Stephen L; Trautwein, Michelle (May 2012). "A view from the edge of the forest: recent progress in understanding the relationships of the insect orders: The relationships of the insect orders". Australian Journal of Entomology. 51 (2): 79–87. doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.2012.00857.x.