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  • proper n. A taxonomic subclass within the class Insecta — the winged insects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • One of the prime divisions of Insecta, containing all hexapodous insects except Aptera.


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  • Mansonia latissima, Milicia excelsa, Nesogordonia papaverifera, Sterculia rhinopetala and Pterygota macrocarpa.

    Western Guinean lowland forests

  • The most characteristic species are large trees such as Poulsenia armata, Virola sebifera, Pterygota colombiana, Guarea guidonia, Castilla elastica, Ficus macrosyce, Persea americana and the palm (Dictyocarium lamarckianum).

    Santa Marta montane forests

  • Mansonia altissima, Pterygota macrocarpa, Nesogordonia papaverifera, Sterculia rhinopetala, and Milicia excelsa comprising the dominant plant associations.

    Eastern Guinean forests


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