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C. Riley Nelson taxon links Phylogenetic position of group is uncertain[down<--]Peltoperlidae Interpreting the tree
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Tree from Stark (1983)
Containing group: Peltoperlidae


Soliperla Ricker includes 6 Nearctic species. All are distributed along the western coast of North America from Washington south to the middle of California (Stark 1983).


Stark (1983) listed the synapomorphies for Soliperla as: 1, an epiproct with recurved crenulate apex; 2, having a membranous pair of lobes associated with the epiproct.


Stark, B. P. 1983. A review of the genus Soliperla (Plecoptera: Peltoperlidae). Great Basin Natur. 43: 30-44.

Stark, B. P. and C. R. Nelson. 1994. Systematics, phylogeny, and zoogeography of genus Yoraperla (Plecoptera: Peltoperlidae). Entomol. Scandinavica 25: 242-273.

Stark, B. P. and K. W. Stewart. 1981. The nearctic genera of Peltoperlidae (Plecoptera). J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 54: 285-311.

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