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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Grylloblattodea
Family: Grylloblattidae

Grylloblattodea is a small order of extremophile insects that live in the cold on top of mountains. Their appearance evidently puzzled the scientist who discovered them; the first species named was Grylloblatta campodeiformis, which means "It looks like a cricket, a cockroach, and a Campodea[?]" (a kind of two-pronged bristletail).

This order includes a single family with two genera and 6 species.

ITIS Number 102429

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