Protura

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Protura
Acerantomon doderoi.jpg
Acerentomon doderoi
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Protura

Silvestri, 1907

The Protura, or proturans, and sometimes nicknamed coneheads are an order of hexapod animals previously regarded as insects, and sometimes treated as a class in their own right. There is some evidence that the Protura are basal to all other hexapods, although hexapods are increasingly thought to be polyphyletic.