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Mesostictinae subfam. nov., an archaic group of platystictid damselflies (Odonata: Zygoptera) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber
Zheng, Daran (郑大燃)1,2; Wang, Bo (王博)1,3; Nel, Andre4; Jarzembowski, Edmund A.1,5; Zhang, Haichun (张海春)1; Chang, Su-Chin2
2019-01-02
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC PALAEONTOLOGY
ISSN1477-2019
Volume17Issue:1Pages:1-8
Abstract

Odonatans are quite rare in the fossil record compared with the other insects, especially in Cretaceous amber inclusions. The extant family Platystictidae is one of the most diverse Zygoptera, but short of fossil records. In this paper, a new species, Mesosticta davidattenboroughi sp. nov., is described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, representing the third-known fossil species of Platystictidae. Mesosticta davidattenboroughi sp. nov. has a long IR1 beginning one cell distal of the base of RP2, confirming the previous attribution of Mesosticta Huang, Azar, Cai & Nel, 2015 to Platystictidae. It differs from other species of Mesosticta in having a long IR1 and a basally crossed subdiscoidal cell. The fossil genus Mesosticta shares the diagnostic characters of the modern platystictid genera, viz. a basally recessed 'CuP' (shared by all species), a very long IR1 (only in Mesosticta davidattenboroughi sp. nov.), and a specialized subdiscoidal area mostly rhomboidal in shape (only in Mesosticta electronica Zheng, Zhang, Chang & Wang, 2016). Based on the platystictid damselflies from Burmese amber, a new subfamily Mesostictinae subfam. nov. is established. Mesostictinae subfam. nov. represents the first fossil group of modern platystictid damselflies, documenting the appearance of Platystictidae as early as mid-Cretaceous. It differs from modern Platystictidae by the presence of fewer postnodal and postsubnodal crossveins, a short MP, the base of RP2 being nearer to the subnodus and the nodus lying more distally.

KeywordPlatystictidae Zygoptera Odonata Cenomanian Cretaceous Burmese Amber
DOI10.1080/14772019.2017.1348395
Language英语
WOS Keyword1st Record ; Dysagrionidae ; Telosticta ; Insecta ; Genera ; Genus
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41572010] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41622201] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41688103] ; Youth Innovation Promotion Association of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[2011224] ; HKU Seed Funding Program for Basic Research[201210159058]
WOS Research AreaEvolutionary Biology ; Paleontology
WOS SubjectEvolutionary Biology ; Paleontology
WOS IDWOS:000450564800001
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Youth Innovation Promotion Association of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; HKU Seed Funding Program for Basic Research
PublisherTAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nigpas.ac.cn/handle/332004/16258
Collection中国科学院南京地质古生物研究所
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Corresponding AuthorZheng, Daran (郑大燃); Chang, Su-Chin
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, State Key Lab Palaeobiol & Stratig, 39 East Beijing Rd, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
2.Univ Hong Kong, Dept Earth Sci, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Zool, Key Lab Zool Systemat & Evolut, 1 Beichen West Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
4.UPMC, Sorbonne Univ, Museum Natl Hist Nat,UMR 7205,Entomol, CNRS,MNHN,EPHE,ISYEB,Inst Systemat Evolut Biodive, 57 Rue Cuvier,CP 50, F-75005 Paris, France
5.Nat Hist Museum, Dept Earth Sci, London SW7 5BD, England
First Author AffilicationNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonotology,CAS
Corresponding Author AffilicationNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonotology,CAS
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Zheng, Daran ,Wang, Bo ,Nel, Andre,et al. Mesostictinae subfam. nov., an archaic group of platystictid damselflies (Odonata: Zygoptera) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber[J]. JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC PALAEONTOLOGY,2019,17(1):1-8.
APA Zheng, Daran ,Wang, Bo ,Nel, Andre,Jarzembowski, Edmund A.,Zhang, Haichun ,&Chang, Su-Chin.(2019).Mesostictinae subfam. nov., an archaic group of platystictid damselflies (Odonata: Zygoptera) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber.JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC PALAEONTOLOGY,17(1),1-8.
MLA Zheng, Daran ,et al."Mesostictinae subfam. nov., an archaic group of platystictid damselflies (Odonata: Zygoptera) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber".JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC PALAEONTOLOGY 17.1(2019):1-8.
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