The first ‘Grylloblattida’ of the family Liomopteridae from the Middle Permian in the Onder Karoo, South Africa (Insecta: Polyneoptera)

Rebecca CAWOOD, André NEL, Romain GARROUSTE, Sydney MOYO, Martin H. VILLET & Rose PREVEC

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 21 (22) - Pages 451-461

Published on 29 June 2022

Here we describe a new genus and four new species of the extinct ‘Grylloblattida’: Liomopteridae Sellards, 1909: Liomopterum connexus Cawood & Nel, n. sp., Liomopterum daenerys Cawood & Nel, n. sp., Colubrosopterum karooensis Cawood & Nel, n. gen., n. sp., and Paraliomopterum sp. The fossil wings were collected from a new Middle Permian locality near Sutherland, Northern Cape, South Africa, with the horizon close to the Ecca-Beaufort Group contact in the southern Karoo Basin.


Insecta, Polyneoptera, Middle Permian, Karoo Supergroup, Gondwana, new genus, new species

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