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†family Protomeropidae Tillyard 1926 (scorpionfly)

Insecta - Mecoptera

PaleoDB taxon number: 183252

Synonyms: Marimerobiidae Willmann 1978 (no. 294174), Permomeropidae Riek 1953 (no. 211412), Platychoristidae Carpenter 1930 (no. 188992)

Full reference: R. J. Tillyard. 1926. Kansas Permian Insects, Part 7: The Order Mecoptera. American Journal of Science, Series 5 11(62):133-164

Parent taxon: Mecoptera according to J. Minet et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Aneuretopsychina, Anormochoristidae, Belmontiidae, Boreidae, Choristopsychidae, Cyclopterinidae, Englathaumatidae, Eobanksiidae, Eumecoptera, Fortiholcorpa, Holcorpidae, Kaltanidae, Karaungiridae, Liassopanorpa, Mecaenigma, Mendozachoristidae, Mesopsychoidea, Miriholcorpa, Nannomecoptera, Necropsis, Paramecoptera, Paratrichoptera, Permocentropidae, Permochoristidae, Permopanorpidae, Permotanyderidae, Permotipulidae, Pistillifera, Protodiptera, Protomecoptera, Reprehensa, Sibiriothaumatidae, Solusipanorpa, Thaumatomeropidae, Volitorididae, Worcestobiidae

Subtaxa: Marimerobius, Permomerope, Platychorista, Pseudomerope, Pseudomeropella, Stenomerope, Westphalomerope

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