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Short description: Family of praying mantises

Brancsikia freyi.jpg
Adult female Brancsikia freyi
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superorder: Dictyoptera
Order: Mantodea
Family: Majangidae
Giglio-Tos. 1915

The Majangidae[1] are a revived (2019) family of praying mantids from Madagascar .

As part of a major revision of mantid taxonomy,[2] this family consists of genera in two subfamilies previously placed in the Liturgusidae (Majanginae) and Deroplatyinae. The new placement means that this taxon is part of the superfamily Epaphroditoidea (of the clade Cernomantodea) and infraorder Schizomantodea.

Subfamilies and Genera

The Mantodea Species File lists two subfamilies:[3]

  • tribe Danuriellini
    • Danuriella Westwood, 1889: 3 spp.
  • tribe Majangini
    • Liturgusella Giglio-Tos, 1915
      • monotypic L. malagassa Saussure & Zehntner, 1895
    • Majanga Wood-Mason, 1891: 3 spp.
      • Majanga basilaris Westwood, 1889 - type species


External links

Wikidata ☰ Q97961523 entry