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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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
Supercohort: Polyneoptera
Cohort: Anartioptera
Magnordo: Polyorthoptera
Superordo: Dermapterida
Ordo: Dermaptera
Subordo: †Eodermaptera
Superfamiliae: †Semenovioloidea

incertae sedis: †Bellodermatidae
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†Bellodermatidae – †Semenoviolidae – †Turanodermatidae

Eodermaptera Engel, 2003: 116
Primary references

Engel, M.S. 2003. The earwigs of Kansas, with a key to genera north of Mexico (Insecta: Dermaptera). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 106(3): 115–123. DOI: 10.1660/0022-8443(2003)106[0115:TEOKWA]2.0.CO;2 Paywall. JSTOR Hybrid open access journal.

Additional references

Engel, M.S. & Haas, F. 2007. Family-Group Names for Earwigs (Dermaptera). American Museum Novitates 3567: 1–20. DOI: 10.1206/0003-0082(2007)539[1:FNFED]2.0.CO;2 Paywall. hdl: 2246/5858 Open access. BHL. Reference page.
Zhao, J., Zhao, Y., Shih, C., Ren, D. & Wang, Y. 2010. Transitional fossil earwigs - a missing link in Dermaptera evolution. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 344. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-344 Open access.

Eodermaptera is an extinct suborder of earwigs known from the Middle Jurassic to Mid Cretaceous. Defining characteristics include "tarsi three-segmented, tegmina retain venation, 8th and 9th abdominal tergite in females are narrowed, but separate from 10th tergite and not covered by 7th tergite and exposed ovipositor"[1] They are considered to be more closely related to Neodermaptera than the more basal Archidermaptera.[2]

Family Bellodermatidae Zhao, Shih & Ren, 2010
†Belloderma Zhao, Shih & Ren, 2010 Daohugou, China, Callovian
†Archaeosoma Zhang 1994 Laiyang Formation, China, Aptian
Superfamily Semenovioloidea Vishnyakova 1980
Family Turanodermatidae Engel 2003
†Turanoderma Vishnyakova 1980 Karabastau Formation, Kazakhstan, Callovian/Oxfordian
Family Semenoviolidae Vishnyakova 1980
†Semenovioloides Vishnyakova 1980 Karabastau Formation, Kazakhstan, Callovian/Oxfordian
†Aglyptoderma Xiong et al, 2021 Jiulongshan Formation, China, Callovian[3]


Zhao J, Zhao Y, Shih C, Ren D, Wang Y (November 2010). "Transitional fossil earwigs--a missing link in Dermaptera evolution". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 10 (1): 344. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-344. PMC 2993717. PMID 21062504.
Engel MS, Peris D, Chatzimanolis S, Delclòs X (2015-05-30). "An earwig (Insecta: Dermaptera) in Early Cretaceous amber from Spain". Insect Systematics & Evolution. 46 (3): 291–300. doi:10.1163/1876312X-45032121. ISSN 1399-560X.
Xiong, Shurong; Engel, Michael S.; Xiao, Lifang; Ren, Dong (2021-09-26). "New eodermapteran earwigs (Dermaptera) from the Middle Jurassic Jiulongshan Formation of China". Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology: 1–9. doi:10.1080/03115518.2021.1965215. ISSN 0311-5518.

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