Glosselytrodea is an extinct order of insects, containing about thirty species. Its fossil record dates from the Permian to the Upper Jurassic, and is distributed across Eurasia, the Americas, and Australia.[1][2] Its classification is uncertain, but may be closely related to Neuropterida or Orthoptera.[3]


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  2. ^ Huang, Di-ying (2007). "The first Glosselytrodea (Insecta) from the latest Middle Permian of Anhui Province, China". Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France. Société entomologique de France. 112 (2): 179–182. 
  3. ^ Grimaldi, David; Engel, Michael S. (2005). Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-26877-7.