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taxon links Not MonophyleticNot MonophyleticNot Monophyletic[down<--]Embiidina Interpreting the tree
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Relationships after Szumik (1996, 1997).
Containing group: Embiidina


Szumik, C. A. 1996. The higher classification of the order Embioptera: A cladistic analysis. Cladistics 12:41-64.

Szumik, C. A. 1997. Two new neotropical genera of Embiidae (Embioptera, Insecta). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 105(3-4):140-153.

Szumik, C. A. 2004. Phylogenetic systematics of Archembiidae (Embiidina, Insecta). Systematic Entomology 29:215-237.

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Scientific Name Embia ramburi
Location Zaragoza, Spain
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex male & female
Source Embia ramburi, pair
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2008 Isidro Martínez
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Tree of Life Web Project. 2002. Embiidae. Version 01 January 2002 (temporary). http://tolweb.org/Embiidae/10752/2002.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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