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Nocticolidae

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Nocticolidae is a small family in the order Blattodea (cockroaches). It consists of only 32 known species in 9 genera. They are found in Africa, Asia and Australia. Most live in cave habitats, although a few are associated with termites. Cave adapted species are known from the Cenomanian aged Burmese amber, making them the oldest extant cavernicolous organisms.[1]

Genera

The family includes the following genera:

References

  1. ^ a b Sendi, Hemen; Vršanský, Peter; Podstrelená, Lenka; Hinkelman, Jan; Kúdelová, Tatiana; Kúdela, Matúš; Vidlička, Ľubomír; Ren, Xiaoyin; Quicke, Donald L.J. (February 2020). "Nocticolid cockroaches are the only known dinosaur age cave survivors". Gondwana Research. 82: 288–298. doi:10.1016/j.gr.2020.01.002.
  2. ^ Li, Xin-Ran; Huang, Diying (February 2020). "A new mid-Cretaceous cockroach of stem Nocticolidae and reestimating the age of Corydioidea (Dictyoptera: Blattodea)". Cretaceous Research. 106: 104202. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2019.104202. ISSN 0195-6671.
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Nocticolidae: Brief Summary

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Nocticolidae is a small family in the order Blattodea (cockroaches). It consists of only 32 known species in 9 genera. They are found in Africa, Asia and Australia. Most live in cave habitats, although a few are associated with termites. Cave adapted species are known from the Cenomanian aged Burmese amber, making them the oldest extant cavernicolous organisms.

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