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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: Paraneoptera
Superordo: Condylognatha
Ordo: Hemiptera
Subordo: Heteroptera
Infraordo: Leptopodomorpha
Superfamiliae (2): Leptopodoidea - Saldoidea
Overview of familiae (4)

Aepophilidae - Leptopodidae - Omaniidae - Saldidae

Linnavuori, R.E. 2009: Studies on the Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha, Leptopodomorpha, and Miridae excluding Phylini (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Khuzestan and the adjacent provinces of Iran. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 49: 1–32. Abstract
Poinar, G., jr.; Buckley, R. 2009: Palaeoleptus burmanicus n. gen., n. sp., an Early Cretaceous shore bug (Hemiptera: Palaeoleptidae n. fam.) in Burmese amber. Cretaceous research, 30: 1000–1004. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2009.03.003 PDF
Riviaux, S.M.; Figueiredo Moreira, F.F.; Naranjo López, C. 2010: Checklist, distribution, and habitat of the semiaquatic and aquatic bugs from Cuba (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Dipsocoromorpha, Leptopodomorpha, Gerromorpha and Nepomorpha). Zootaxa, 2562: 1–23. Preview
Vinokurov, N.N. & Kment, P. 2015. Contribution to the faunistics of shore bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Leptopodomorpha) in the Palaearctic Region and the Himalayas. Zootaxa 4028(3): 367–387. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4028.3.3. Preview (PDF) Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: Shore bugs and allies
magyar: Kövipoloska-alkatúak
日本語: ミズギワカメムシ下目

Leptopodomorpha is an infraorder of insects in the order Hemiptera (true bugs). Leptopodomorpha is an infraorder of the order Heteroptera that contains more than 380 species. These small insects are also called shore bugs, or spiny shore bugs. As their name suggests, shore bugs range from being intertidal, to living near streams and lakes. Four families belong to this infraorder, the largest of which is Saldidae with about 350 species, compared to about 30 in Leptopodidae, and only 5 and 1 in Omaniidae and Aepophilidae respectively.[1] Saldidae are known in particular for their jumping ability.

Leptopodomorpha amber fossils were found in the Dominican Republic and in Mexico, both dating back to the Miocene period. Fossils of Jurassic Archegocimicidae and Cretaceous Enicocorinae have also been found, and are presumed to be Leptopodomorpha.

J.H. Thorp; D.C. Rogers, eds. (2015). Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Ecology and General Biology. 1 (4 ed.). Elsevier. pp. 954–955. ISBN 978-0-12-385026-3.

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