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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
Supercohort: Polyneoptera
Cohort: Dictyoptera
Ordo: Mantodea

Familia: Acanthopidae
Subfamiliae (3): Acanthopinae - Acontiothespinae - Stenophyllinae

Overview of genera (13)

Acanthops – Acontista – Astollia – Callibia – Decimiana – Lagrecacanthops – Metilia – Miracanthops – Paratithrone – Pseudacanthops – Raptrix – Stenophylla – Tithrone

Acanthopidae Burmeister, 1838
Primary references

Tree of Life Web Project. 2005. Acanthopidae. Version 22 November 2005 (temporary). in The Tree of Life Web Project,

Acanthopidae is a family of mantises consisting of 16 genera in the order Mantodea. The group was first formally split off as a separate family by the German entomologist Reinhard Ehrmann in 2002.[1] In 2016, five genera (Acontista, Callibia, Paratithrone, Raptrix, and Tithrone) were moved from Acanthopidae to the newly created family Acontistidae,[2] but this has not been accepted in most recent classifications.[3]

The following genera are recognised in the family Acanthopidae:[3]

Acanthops Serville, 1831
Acontista Saussure, 1872
Astollia Kirby, 1904
Callibia Stal, 1877
Decimiana Uvarov, 1940
Lagrecacanthops Roy, 2004
Metacanthops Agudelo, Maldaner & Rafael, 2019
Metilia Stal, 1877
Miracanthops Roy, 2004
Ovalimantis Roy, 2015
Paratithrone Lombardo, 1996
Plesiacanthops Chopard, 1913
Pseudacanthops Saussure, 1870
Raptrix Terra, 1995
Stenophylla Westwood, 1845
Tithrone Stal, 1877

See also

List of mantis genera and species


Ehrmann, R. 2002. Mantodea: Gottesanbeterinnen der Welt. Natur und Tier, Münster.
Rivera, Julio; Svenson, Gavin J. (2016). "The Neotropical "polymorphic earless praying mantises" – Part I: molecular phylogeny and revised higher‐level systematics (Insecta: Mantodea, Acanthopoidea)". Systematic Entomology. 41 (3). doi:10.1111/syen.12178.
"family Acanthopidae: Mantodea Species File". Retrieved 2020-11-10.

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