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A new taxon of a primitive moth (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Eolepidopterigidae) from the latest Middle Jurassic of northeastern China

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 November 2015

Wei-Ting Zhang
Affiliation:
Geoscience Museum, Shijiazhuang University of Economics, Shijiazhuang, 050031, China 〈zhangweitinghao@163.com〉 Key Lab of Insect Evolution and Environmental Changes, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China 〈chungkun.shih@gmail.com〉, 〈rendong@mail.cnu.edu.cn〉
Chung-Kun Shih
Affiliation:
Key Lab of Insect Evolution and Environmental Changes, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China 〈chungkun.shih@gmail.com〉, 〈rendong@mail.cnu.edu.cn〉
Conrad C. Labandeira
Affiliation:
Key Lab of Insect Evolution and Environmental Changes, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China 〈chungkun.shih@gmail.com〉, 〈rendong@mail.cnu.edu.cn〉 Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA 〈labandec@si.edu〉 Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Dong Ren
Affiliation:
Key Lab of Insect Evolution and Environmental Changes, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China 〈chungkun.shih@gmail.com〉, 〈rendong@mail.cnu.edu.cn〉

Abstract

A new genus and species, Aclemus patulus n. gen. n. sp., is described based on a new specimen collected from the latest Middle Jurassic Jiulongshan Formation in Inner Mongolia, China. Based on a combination of characters from this fossil, including a homonomous fore- and hindwing, a 3-branched media vein, wings lacking long cilia on their margins; and a cross-vein absent between subcosta and radius, we establish a new genus assigned to the Eolepidopterigidae. In addition, the diagnosis of Longcapitalis excelsus Zhang, Shih, Labandeira and Ren 2013, is emended based on new fossil material.

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