Apterygota

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Apterygota

[‚ap·tə·rə′gōd·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A subclass of the Insecta characterized by being primitively wingless.
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Traces attributed to apterygote insects, arthropleurid myriapods, bivalved arthropods and vermiform animals occur in lake-margin sediments in association with those of temnospondyl amphibians and early diapsid reptiles, and belong to the Scoyenia ichnofacies.
Walking and jumping with Palaeozoic apterygote insects.
1998b) suggested that the Carboniferous examples were most likely the result of a combination of locomotion and feeding of apterygotes.