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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: Dictyoptera
Ordo: Mantodea

Familia: Liturgusidae
Genera: Ciulfina - Dactylopteryx - Gonatista - Gonatistella - Hagiomantis - Humbertiella - Liturgusa - Liturgusella - Majanga - Majangella - Mellierella - Paratheopompa – Pseudogousa - Scolodera - Stenomantis - Theopompa - Theopompella - Zouza


Liturgusidae Giglio-Tos, 1919

Giglio-Tos E., 1919. Saggio di una nuova classificazione dei Mantidi. Bullettino della Società Entomologica Italiana.
Schwarz, C.J. & Ehrmann, R. 2017. A new genus and species of bark mantis from Thailand, with an updated key to the bark mantis genera of the Oriental region (Insecta: Mantodea). Zootaxa 4291(3): 581–587. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4291.3.10. Reference page. 

Vernacular names
中文: 攀木螳科

Liturgusidae is a family of praying mantids in the new (2019) Neotropical superfamily Acanthopoidea. A substantial number of genera, previously placed here, have recently been moved to the new or revived other families:[1]

Epaphroditidae: subfamily Gonatistinae
Majangidae: subfamily Majanginae
Mantidae: subfamily Mellierinae
Nanomantidae: subfamily Fulciniinae

Tribes and Genera

The Mantodea Species File now lists two tribes, containing the following genera:[2]

tribe Hagiomantini

Hagiomantis Serville, 1839

tribe Liturgusini

Corticomantis Svenson, 2014 - monotypic (Corticomantis atricoxata (Beier, 1931))
Fuga Svenson, 2014
Liturgusa Saussure, 1869 (lichen mantises)
Velox Svenson, 2014 - monotypic (Velox wielandi Svenson, 2014)


Schwarz CJ, Roy R (2019) The systematics of Mantodea revisited: an updated classification incorporating multiple data sources (Insecta: Dictyoptera) Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.) International Journal of Entomology 55 (2): 101-196.

Otte, Daniel; Spearman, Lauren; Stiewe, Martin B. D. (2019). "family Liturgusidae". Mantodea species file online, Version 5.0. Retrieved 2019-06-12.

[1] Spermatophore feeding and mating behaviour in praying mantids (Mantodea: Liturgusidae), G. I. Holwell, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia

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