CLADOENDESIS OF EPHEMEROPTERA

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Metretopus/fg2

(Panephemeroptera Euephemeroptera Euplectoptera Anteritorna pm.Tridentiseta
 Metretopus/fg1 - Metretopus/fg2)

Nomen hierarchicum: Metretopus/fg2 [f:1935; g:1901] (sine Metreplecton, Siphloplecton)

In circumscription fits:

gen. Metretopus Eaton 1901: 253

Metretopus/fg2: Kluge 2004: 87


References. Needham & Traver & Hsu 1935: ; Edmunds & Jensen & Berner 1976: ; Engblom & Lingdell & Nilsson & Savolainen 1993: ; Kluge 1996b: ; Kluge 2004: * * *.


Characters of Metretopus/fg2 of unclear phylogenetic status.

(1) Larval abdominal terga and sterna lack spine-like setae (the same in Metreplecton, unlike Siphloplecton).

(2) Tergalii IV-VII with denticles on costal margin [armed with rib see Metretopus/fg1 (3)]; the same in Metreplecton, unlike Siphloplecton.

(3) Distal segment of labial palp [2nd+3rd see Metretopus/fg1 (2)] is widest near middle (Kluge 2004: Fig.22:J) (unlike Metreplecton and Siphloplecton).

(4) Cubital field of fore wing with 2 intercalaries [see Metretopus/fg1 (5)] (Berner 1978: Fig.6).

Size. Fore wing length 914 mm.

Distribution. Holarctic.


Nominal species in Metretopus/fg2:

alter Bengtsson 1930 [Metretopus] --/

borealis Eaton 1871 [Heptagenia]  --/

dividus Staniczek & Godunko 2014 [Metretopus]

norvegicus Eaton 1901 [Metretopus] syn.subj. borealis [Heptagenia]

tertius Tiunova 1999 [Metretopus] --


See also:

Metretopus spp.

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