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Prionoglarididae

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Prionoglarididae is a family of Psocoptera that are barklice characterized by the reduction or simplification of the lacinia in adults and the specialised form of the male genitalia.[1] It contains the only known genus of animals, Neotrogla, where females possess a penis-like organ and take on typical male sex roles.[2]

Prionoglarididae includes about 9 genera with more than 20 known species. They have been found in Europe, Afghanistan, Namibia, and the United States.[3] The only genus found in the United States is Speleketor, which includes three species: Speleketor flocki, Speleketor irwini, and Speleketor pictus.[4]

Genera

These eight genera belong to the family Prionoglarididae:[5]

References

  1. ^ Emilie Bess & Kevin P. Johnson (March 18, 2009). "Prionoglaridetae. Prionoglarididae". Tree of Life Web Project. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  2. ^ Yoshizawa, Kazunori; Ferreira, Rodrigo L.; Kamimura, Yoshitaka; Lienhard, Charles (2014). "Female Penis, Male Vagina, and Their Correlated Evolution in a Cave Insect". Current Biology. 24 (9): 1006–1010. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.022. ISSN 0960-9822. PMID 24746797.
  3. ^ "Prionoglarididae". Tree of Life. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  4. ^ Eric Tentarelli (2012). A Guide to Insects (1st ed.). Blackwell. p. 346.
  5. ^ Johnson, Kevin P.; Smith, Vincent S. (2019). "family Prionoglarididae Azar, Huang & Nel, 2017". Psocodea species file online, Version 5.0. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
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Prionoglarididae: Brief Summary

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Prionoglarididae is a family of Psocoptera that are barklice characterized by the reduction or simplification of the lacinia in adults and the specialised form of the male genitalia. It contains the only known genus of animals, Neotrogla, where females possess a penis-like organ and take on typical male sex roles.

Prionoglarididae includes about 9 genera with more than 20 known species. They have been found in Europe, Afghanistan, Namibia, and the United States. The only genus found in the United States is Speleketor, which includes three species: Speleketor flocki, Speleketor irwini, and Speleketor pictus.

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