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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
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Mecoptera

Familia: †Mesopsychidae
Genera: Baissopsyche – Lichnomesopsyche – Mesopsyche – Mesoses – Vitimopsyche

Bashkuev, A.S. 2011. The earliest Mesopsychidae and revision of the family Mesopanorpodidae (Mecoptera). ZooKeys 130: 263–279. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.130.1611 Open access. Reference page.
Novokshonov, V.G.; Sukacheva, I.D. 2001: Fossil scorpionflies of the 'suborder' Paratrichoptera (Insecta: Mecoptera). Paleontologicheskii zhurnal, 2: 66–75. [in Russian, English translation in Paleontological journal, 35(2): 173–182. ISSN 0031-0301 Abstract]
Ren, D. et al. 2009: A probable pollination mode before angiosperms: Eurasian, long-proboscid scorpionflies. Science, 326: 840–847. DOI: 10.1126/science.1178338

Mesopsychidae is an extinct family of scorpionflies known from the Late Permian to Mid Cretaceous. It is part of Mesopsychoidea, a group of scorpionflies with siphonate proboscis. They are suggested to have been nectarivores, feeding off the liquid pollination drops and acting as pollinators for now extinct insect pollinated gymnosperms such as Bennettitales.[1]

Afristella Riek 1974 Molteno Formation, South Africa, Carnian
Allochorista Hong 2007 Tongchuan Formation, China, Ladinian
Baissopsyche Novokshonov and Sukacheva 2001 Sharin-Gol Formation, Mongolia, Barremian, Zaza Formation, Russia, Aptian
Epicharmesopsyche Shih et al. 2013 Daohugou, China, Callovian
Ferghanopsyche Martynov 1937 Sulyukta Formation, Kyrgyzstan, Toarcian
Lichnomesopsyche Ren et al. 2009 Daohugou, China, Callovian
Mesopanorpodes Ren et al. 2009 Vokhma Formation, Russia, Changhsingian, Ashfield Shale, Australia, Anisian, Tongchuan Formation, China, Ladinian
Mesopsyche Tillyard 1917 (Possibly paraphyletic[1]) Vyazniki Formation, Mal'tseva Formation, Russia, Changhsingian, Blackstone Formation, Australia, Norian, Tongchuan Formation, China, Ladinian, Madygen Formation, Kyrgyzstan, Carnian, Amisan Formation, South Korea, Norian, Protopivka Formation, Ukraine, Norian
Mesoses Riek 1976 Gayndah Formation, Australia, Anisian, Molteno Formation, South Africa, Carnian
Permopsyche Bashkuev 2011 Croudace Bay Formation, Australia, Changhsingian, Poldarsa Formation, Russia, Wuchiapingian
Ptychopteropsis Martynov 1937 Sulyukta Formation, Kyrgyzstan, Toarcian
Sogdopsyche Martynov 1937 Jiulongshan Formation, China, Callovian Sulyukta Formation, Kyrgyzstan, Toarcian
Tarantogus Sukatsheva 1985 Itat Formation, Russia, Bajocian-Bathonian
Tipulidites Wieland 1925 Potrerillos Formation, Argentina, Carnian
Turanopsyche Martynov 1937 Sulyukta Formation, Kyrgyzstan, Toarcian
Undisca Sukacheva 1990 Glushkovo Formation, Tithonian
Vitimopsyche Novokshonov and Sukacheva 2001 Daohugou, China, Callovian, Yixian Formation, China, Aptian Zaza Formation, Russia, Aptian
Xinjiangia Hong 1983 Kezileinuer Formation, Xinjiang, China, Bajocian


Lin X, Shih MJ, Labandeira CC, Ren D (January 2016). "New data from the Middle Jurassic of China shed light on the phylogeny and origin of the proboscis in the Mesopsychidae (Insecta: Mecoptera)". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16 (1): 1. doi:10.1186/s12862-015-0575-y. PMC 4700641. PMID 26727998.

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