NOMINA CIRCUMSCRIBENTIA INSECTORUM

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Typified names:

Aphaniptera Kirby & Spence 1815

NOMEN: Aphaniptera Kirby & Spence 1815 [W. Kirby, W. Spence. An introduction to entomology]

ORIGINAL LISTED MEMBERSHIP (Kirby & Spence 1815): "the Flea genus"

SENIOR CIRCUMSCRIPTIONAL SYNONYMS:
= Saltatoria Retzius 1783 (non Saltatoria Latreille 1817)
= Suctoria Retzius 1783
= Rophoteira Clairville 1798
= Siphonata Illiger 1807 (non Siphonata Retzius 1783)
= Medamoptera Leach 1815
JUNIOR CIRCUMSCRIPTIONAL SYNONYMS:
= Rhynchota Billberg 1820 (non Rhynchota Burmeister 1835)
= Siphonaptera Latreille 1825
= Suctoridea Walker 1851
= Psyllomorpha Eysell 1913

= Siphonapterida Pearce 1936

= Aphanipteroidea Jeannel 1945
= Siphonapteroidea Jeannel 1949

= Siphonapteroida Müller 1978

TYPIFIED NAME IN BASIC FORMAT: Pulex/fg [f:1820; g:1758(gen. 234)]

TYPIFIED NAMES IN USE: Pulex (sensu Linnaeus 1758), Pulicides, Pulicidae, Pulicina, Pulicites, Pulicarii, Pulicina, Pulicida, Pulicidi

MODERN STATUS: the valid (while not the oldest), widely accepted name of  a generally accepted, holophyletic taxon.

Systematic position of Aphaniptera:

modern phylogenetic classification:

older classification:

Enteracantha (Panorpa/fg1)
 
Scorpiomusci (Panorpa/fg2)
 
Nannomecoptera (Nannochorista/fg1)
 
Metamecoptera (Bittacus/fg1)
 
Pleuroptera (Pulex/fg1)
   
Raphioptera (Boreus/fg1)
   
Aphaniptera (Pulex/fg2)

pm.Mecaptera (Panorpa/fg1)
  Scorpiomusci (Panorpa/fg2)

  Nannomecoptera (Nannochorista/fg1)

  Metamecoptera (Bittacus/fg1)

  Raphioptera (Boreus/fg1)
Aphaniptera (Pulex/fg1)

COMMENT: In modern literature this taxon has two equally widely used correct circumscriptional names - Aphaniptera and Siphonaptera; among them, Aphaniptera is preferable, being older.