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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

Genera (4): Parapolycentropus – Pseudopolycentropodes – Pseudopolycentropus – Sinopolycentropus

Pseudopolycentropodidae Handlirsch, 1925


Grimaldi, D.; Zhang, J.; Fraser, N.; Rasnistyn, A. 2005: Revision of the bizarre Mesozoic scorpionflies in the Pseudopolycentropodidae (Mecopteroidea). Insect systematics and evolution, 36: 443–458. DOI: 10.1163/187631205794761021 PDF
Shih, C.K.; Yang, X.; Labandeira, C.C.; Ren, D. 2011: A new long-proboscid genus of Pseudopolycentropodidae (Mecoptera) from the Middle Jurassic of China and its plant-host specializations. ZooKeys 130: 281–297. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.130.1641 Open access.

Pseudopolycentropodidae is an extinct family of scorpionflies known from the Mesozoic. Fossils are known from the Middle Triassic (Anisian) to the early Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian). 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][2]

†Dualula Lin et al. 2019
†Dualula kachinensis Lin et al. 2019 Burmese amber, Cenomanian
†Parapolycentropus Grimaldi and Rasnitsyn 2005 Burmese amber, Cenomanian
†Parapolycentropus burmiticus Grimaldi and Rasnitsyn 2005
†Parapolycentropus paraburmiticus Grimaldi and Rasnitsyn 2005
†Pseudopolycentropodes Grimaldi and Fraser 2005
†Pseudopolycentropodes virginicus Grimaldi and Fraser 2005 Cow Branch Formation, Virginia, Norian
†Pseudopolycentropus Handlirsch 1906 Triassic-Late Jurassic
Pseudopolycentropus daohugouensis Zhang 2005 Daohugou, China, Callovian
Pseudopolycentropus janeannae Ren et al. 2009 Daohugou, China, Callovian
Pseudopolycentropus latipennis Martynov 1927 Karabastau Formation, Kazakhstan, Oxfordian
Pseudopolycentropus madygenicus Novokshonov 1997 Madygen Formation, Kyrgyzstan, Carnian
Pseudopolycentropus novokshonovi Ren et al. 2009 Daohugou, China, Callovian
Pseudopolycentropus obtusus Bode 1953 Posidonia Shale, Germany, Toarcian
Pseudopolycentropus perlaeformis Geinitz 1884 Green Series, Germany, Toarcian
Pseudopolycentropus triangularis Handlirsch 1920 Charmouth Mudstone Formation, UK, Sinemurian, "Green Series", Germany, Toarcian
Pseudopolycentropus triasicus Papier et al. 1996 Grès à Voltzia, France, Röt Formation, Germany, Anisian
†Sinopolycentropus Shih et al. 2011
†Sinopolycentropus rasnitsyni Shih et al. 2011 Daohugou, China, Callovian


Zhao X, Wang B, Bashkuev AS, Aria C, Zhang Q, Zhang H, et al. (March 2020). "Mouthpart homologies and life habits of Mesozoic long-proboscid scorpionflies". Science Advances. 6 (10): eaay1259. Bibcode:2020SciA....6.1259Z. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aay1259. PMC 7056314. PMID 32181343.
Lin X, Labandeira CC, Shih C, Hotton CL, Ren D (March 2019). "Life habits and evolutionary biology of new two-winged long-proboscid scorpionflies from mid-Cretaceous Myanmar amber". Nature Communications. 10 (1): 1235. Bibcode:2019NatCo..10.1235L. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09236-4. PMC 6420582. PMID 30874563.

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