Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:5
Specimens with Barcodes:2
Species With Barcodes:1
Lepidotrichidae is a family of basal insects belonging to the order Thysanura. The family is considered to contain two genera: the extinct Lepidotrix, known from specimens preserved in Baltic amber, and the extant Tricholepidion, which contains a single species, Tricholepidion gertschi. This species is an example of a living fossil, the one remaining member of a clade which was once widespread. Recent research has suggested the extant species should be assigned to its own family, Tricholepidiidae.
- Engel, M. S. (2006). A note on the relic silverfish Tricholepidion gertschi (Zygentoma). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science (1903-) 109(3-4) 236-38.
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