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First Mesozoic procercopids in mid-Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea)

  • Yanzhe Fu (a1) (a2), Chenyang Cai (a3) and Diying Huang (a1)


Two new genera and two new species of Procercopidae, Paranthoscytina xiai gen. et sp. nov., and Burmocercopis lingpogensis gen. et sp. nov., are described and illustrated based on two well-preserved specimens in mid-Cretaceous amber (c. 99 Ma) from northern Myanmar. Our discovery represents the first record of amber-entombed Procercopidae from the Mesozoic, widening the duration and biogeographic distribution of this extinct family. They also represent the latest record of Procercopidae, which fills the gap of Cercopoidea evolution during the mid-Cretaceous.


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First Mesozoic procercopids in mid-Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea)

  • Yanzhe Fu (a1) (a2), Chenyang Cai (a3) and Diying Huang (a1)


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