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Insect Phylogeny and the Origin of Flight

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Abstract

Time spent on insect phylogeny is often wasted. The origins of most insectan orders is a mystery, and is likely to remain so into the foreseeable future — certainly until existing fossils have been studied more extensively and further palaeontological evidence has been collected. Nevertheless, some intriguing evidence regarding the possible interrelationships of the various orders of insects is available, and this will be reviewed in the present chapter.

Keywords

Lower Triassic Fossil Evidence Insect Wing Wing Beat Anal Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biology (Medawar Building), University CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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