Blattoidea

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Pacific Coast Dampwood Termite, Zootermopsis angusticollis

Blattoidea is a superfamily of cockroaches and termites in the order Blattodea. There are about 17 families and more than 4,100 described species in Blattoidea.[1][2]

The 12 families of termites are sometimes considered members of the suborder Isoptera, but recent phylogenetic analysis places them within the cockroach superfamily Blattoidea. Within Blattoidea, the termites are grouped under the epifamily Termitoidae.[3][4]

The great coal deposits of the Carboniferous Period have been attributed in part to the lack of wood-consuming insects such as blattoids, which do not appear in the fossil record until the late Carboniferous.[5][6]

Families

These 17 families belong to the superfamily Blattoidea:

Cockroaches

Epifamily Blattoidae

Termites

Epifamily Termitoidae

References

  1. ^ "Blattoidea Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  2. ^ "Blattoidea Superfamily Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  3. ^ Beccaloni, George W.; Eggleton, Paul (2013). Zhang, Z.-Q. (ed.). "Order Blattodea. In: Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness". Zootaxa. 3148. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3703.1.10.
  4. ^ Beccaloni, G.W. (2019). "Superfamily Blattoidea Latreille, 1810". Cockroach species file online, Version 5.0. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  5. ^ Shaw, Scott R. Planet of the bugs: evolution and the rise of insects. Chicago. pp. 74–75. ISBN 9780226163758.
  6. ^ McGhee, George R. Carboniferous giants and mass extinction: the late Paleozoic Ice Age world. New York. p. 99. ISBN 9780231180979.
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Blattoidea: Brief Summary

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Blattoidea is a superfamily of cockroaches and termites in the order Blattodea. There are about 17 families and more than 4,100 described species in Blattoidea.

The 12 families of termites are sometimes considered members of the suborder Isoptera, but recent phylogenetic analysis places them within the cockroach superfamily Blattoidea. Within Blattoidea, the termites are grouped under the epifamily Termitoidae.

The great coal deposits of the Carboniferous Period have been attributed in part to the lack of wood-consuming insects such as blattoids, which do not appear in the fossil record until the late Carboniferous.

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