Neuropterida Species of the World

A Catalogue and Monograph of the
Species and Subspecies of the
Extant and Extinct
Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera, and Glosselytrodea
(Insecta: Neuropterida) of the World

John D. Oswald
Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-2475 USA

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Abstract: The species-group names of the insect superorder Neuropterida (orders Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera, and Glosselytrodea) are catalogued and its valid species and subspecies are monographed. Coverage of the group is worldwide in scope and includes both extant and extinct taxa. Individual catalogue record entries are provided for all known available scientific names in the superorder, and separate monograph record entries are provided for all valid species and subspecies. The latter records aggregate nomenclatural and all other available data by valid taxon. Extensive information is provided in the following main areas: basic nomenclatural and bibliographic data on all available (and selected unavailable) names, taxonomic status of all names, classification and synonyms of all valid taxa, summary statement and country-level distribution data and extant/extinct status of valid taxa, primary type and type locality data, and chrono- and lithostratigraphic data. Available resources for identifying taxa using published keys are summarized, as is information about many of the illustrations of each valid taxon that have been published in the global scientific literature. More than 2500 original notes are provided on a wide variety of topics. Monograph and Catalogue records are extensively referenced and provide links to cited primary literature where available and permissible. This is a technical scientific catalogue and monograph produced primarily for use by professional and advanced avocational entomologists.

Cite this Publication as: Oswald, J. D. Neuropterida Species of the World. Lacewing Digital Library, Research Publication No. 1. Last accessed [fill in date of last site access].

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Keywords: taxonomy, synonymy, nomenclature, illustrations, identification keys, geographic distribution, lithostratigraphic distribution, temporal distribution.

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