A new genus and species of elcanidae (Insecta: Orthoptera) from cretaceous burmese amber

Sam W. 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

Keywords

  • Cenomanian
  • Elcanoidea
  • Fossil resin
  • Myanmar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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