Temporal range: Late Carboniferous–Permian


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Apterygota
Order: Monura

Monura is an extinct order of wingless insects in the subclass Apterygota. They resembled their modern relatives, the bristletails, and had a single lengthy filament projecting from the end of the abdomen. They also had a pair of leg-like cerci and some non-ambulatory abdominal appendages. The largest specimens reached 30 millimetres (1.2 in) or more, not counting the length of the filament.[1]


  1. 1 2 Hoell, H.V., Doyen, J.T. & Purcell, A.H. (1998). Introduction to Insect Biology and Diversity, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press. p. 321. ISBN 0-19-510033-6.
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