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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
Ordo: Blattodea
Superfamilia: †Umenocoleoidea
Familia: †Umenocoleidae
Genera: Blattapterix – Compunctiotypus – Cratovitisma – Elytropterix – Jantaropterix – Permoponopterix – Petropterix – Ponopterix – Umenocoleus – Umenopterix – Vitisma


Umenocoleidae Chen & Tan, 1973


Cratovitismidae Bechly, 2007
Ponopterixidae Nel et al., 2014
Vitismidae Vršanský & Ansorge, 2001
Vitisminae Vršanský & Ansorge, 2001


Chen S. and Tan C.C., 1973. A new family of Coleoptera from the Lower Cretaceous of Kansu. Acta Entomologica Sinica 16:169-179. Reference page.
Vršanský, P. 2003: Umenocoleoidea – an amazing lineage of aberrant insects (Insecta, Blattaria). Amba projekty, 7(1): 1–32.


Umenocoleidae – Taxon details on Paleobiology Database.

Vernacular names
中文: 玉門䖬科

Umenocoleidae is an extinct family of dictyopteran insects known from the Cretaceous. The family was originally considered to be part of Coleoptera.[1] They are considered to be closely related to the Alienopteridae within the superfamily Umenocoleoidea. Some species possess complex, cryptic colouration similar to those of the earliest flowers.[2] A more recent analysis places Alienopteridae and Umenocoleidae as sister taxa within Dictyoptera, and not within Blattodea.[3]

Based on[4]

†Antophiloblatta Sendi, 2020 Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian
†Blattapterix Vršanský 2003 Xiagou Formation, China, Aptian
†Compunctiotypus Kaddumi 2005 Jordanian amber, Albian
†Cratovitisma Bechly 2007 Lebanese amber, Barremian Crato Formation, Brazil, Aptian, Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian
†Elytropterix Vršanský 2003 Dzun-Bain Formation, Mongolia, Aptian
†Jantaropterix Vršanský and Grimaldi 2003 Lebanese amber, Barremian, Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian New Jersey amber, Turonian
†Lepidopterix Sendi, 2020 Lebanese amber, Barremian
†Perspicuus Koubová, 2020 Burmese amber, Myanmar, Cenomanian
†Petropterix Vršanský 2003 Zhonggou Formation, China, Albian Dzun-Bain Formation, Mongolia, Aptian Zaza Formation, Russia, Aptian
†Ponopterix Vršanský and Grimaldi 1999 Crato Formation, Brazil, Aptian
†Umenocoleus Chen and Tan 1973 Dalazi Formation, China, Aptian Zhonggou Formation, China, Albian
†Umenopterix Lee 2016 Crato Formation, Brazil, Aptian
†Vitisma Vršanský 1999 Sharin-Gol Formation, Mongolia, Barremian Dzun-Bain Formation, Mongolia, Aptian Zaza Formation, Russia, Aptian La Pedrera de Rúbies Formation, Spain, Barremian


S. Chen and C. C. Tan. 1973. A new family of Coleoptera from the Lower Cretaceous of Kansu. Acta Entomologica Sinica 16:169-179
Sendi, Hemen; Hinkelman, Jan; Vršanská, Lucia; Kúdelová, Tatiana; Kúdela, Matúš; Zuber, Marcus; van de Kamp, Thomas; Vršanský, Peter (2020-01-29). "Roach nectarivory, gymnosperm and earliest flower pollination evidence from Cretaceous ambers". Biologia. 75 (10): 1613–1630. doi:10.2478/s11756-019-00412-x. ISSN 0006-3088. S2CID 210938183.
Liuo, C.-H.; Beutel, R. G.; Thomson, U. R; Zheng, D.-R.; Li, J.-H.; Zhao, X.-Y.; Zhang, H.-C.; Wang, B. (2021). "Beetle or roach: systematic position of the enigmatic Umenocoleidae based on new material from Zhonggou Formation in Jiuquan, Northwest China, and a morphocladistic analysis". Palaeoworld. 31: 121–130. doi:10.1016/j.palwor.2021.01.003. S2CID 234208413.
"Fossilworks: Umenocoleidae". Retrieved 17 December 2021.

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