Paleontological Journal

, Volume 48, Issue 4, pp 407–413 | Cite as

New Eoblattida from the Permian of Russia and the United States and the origin of earwigs (Insecta: Eoblattida, Forficulida)

  • D. S. Aristov
  • A. P. Rasnitsyn


New taxa of the order Eoblattida are described from the Lower Permian of the United States and Russia. Pryg absurdus gen. et sp. nov. of the family Prygidae fam. nov. is described from the Leonardian of Elmo (Kansas, United States). Parapryg alogus gen. et sp. nov. of the same family is described from the Vyatkian of Nedubrovo (Vologda Region, Russia). Kamamica promota gen. et sp. nov. of the family Tillyardembiidae is described from the Ufimian of Tyul’kino (Perm Region, Russia). The similarity of the new family with Tillyardembiidae and with basal earwigs, especially Bardacoleidae, is discussed. A hypothesis is proposed about the monophyletic origin of all three groups from spanioderids or other eoblattids close to them.


Insecta Eoblattida Forficulida Permian new taxa 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Natural History MuseumLondonUK

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