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Question 1: Blattoptera , or proto-cockroaches, is a name given to various "roachid" fossil insects related to ________, mantises and termites, and of general cockroach-like appearance and possibly habit.
ArthropodAnimalCultural references to cockroachesCockroach

Question 2: Cockroaches are popularly thought to be an ancient order of insects, with their origins in the ________.
DevonianOrdovicianCarboniferousGeologic time scale

Question 3: [2] The origin of these groups from a blattopteran stock are now generally thought to be in the early Jurassic; the earliest modern cockroach found is from the ________.
CretaceousCretaceous–Tertiary extinction eventDinosaurGeologic time scale

Question 4: Several alternative names have been suggested for this fossil group, including Blattodea[1], a name currently used for the group including the modern cockroaches (order ________) as well as their fossil relatives.

Question 5: [3] However, since the middle of the 20th century it has been known that the primitive cockroach insects found fossilized in Palaeozoic strata are the forerunners not only of modern cockroaches but also of mantises and ________.

Question 6: [1] The group is on the rank of an order, though being ________ is most often given without formal taxonomic rank.
DNA barcodingCladisticsCladeParaphyly


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