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C. Riley Nelson taxon links [down<--]Capniidae Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Capniidae


The genus Capnura consists of seven species of winter stoneflies from North America. Most are western, but Capnura manitoba is found in the east, but reaching as far west as central Manitoba. This group was revised by Nelson & Baumann (1987).


Capnura is monophyletic based on the synapomorphy of the lower limb of the epiproct being flat, not curved upward. In most Capnura (all but C. manitoba) this lower limb is very short.


Nelson, C. R. & R. W. Baumann. 1987. The winter stonefly genus Capnura (Plecoptera: Capniidae) in North America: systematics, phylogeny, and zoogeography. Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 113: 1-28.

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Nelson, C. Riley. 1996. Capnura. Version 01 January 1996 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Capnura/14099/1996.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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