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The cockroach families Corydiidae and Ectobiidae were previously known as the Polyphagidae and Blattellidae.

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The cockroaches are an ancient group, dating back at least as far as the Carboniferous period, some 320 million years ago.

The current catalogue of world cockroach species uses the name Blattodea for the group.