A new genus and species of elcanidae (Insecta

Orthoptera) from cretaceous burmese amber

Sam William Heads, M. Jared Thomas, Yinan Wang

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Abstract

A new genus and species of Elcanidae (Insecta: Orthoptera) is described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Elcanonympha diana gen. et sp. nov. is known from a single, complete nymph and is distinguished from other elcanids by the pronotum cut by a single transverse sulcus, the dorsal margin of the metafemoral genicula with a row of prominent apical denticles, and the distal third of the metabasitarsus bearing a row of apically directed scale-like spines on the ventral surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-580
Number of pages6
JournalZootaxa
Volume4527
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 7 2018

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Keywords

  • Cenomanian
  • Elcanoidea
  • Fossil resin
  • Myanmar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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A new genus and species of elcanidae (Insecta : Orthoptera) from cretaceous burmese amber. / Heads, Sam William; Jared Thomas, M.; Wang, Yinan.

In: Zootaxa, Vol. 4527, No. 4, 07.12.2018, p. 575-580.

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Heads, Sam William ; Jared Thomas, M. ; Wang, Yinan. / A new genus and species of elcanidae (Insecta : Orthoptera) from cretaceous burmese amber. In: Zootaxa. 2018 ; Vol. 4527, No. 4. pp. 575-580.
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