A new griffenfly genus and species from the Early Pennsylvanian of the Xiaheyan locality (Ningxia, China) (Insecta: Odonatoptera)

André NEL, Gaozhe JI, Jian GAO & Diying HUANG

en European Journal of Taxonomy 925 (67) - Pages 67-75

Published on 05 March 2024

The erasipterid Sinoerasipteron xiaheyanensis Nel & Huang gen. et sp. nov. from the Moscovian Tupo Formation in Xiaheyan locality (China), is described and illustrated. It is the sixth species of the odonatopteran griffenflies from this locality. This new discovery confirms the high diversity of these flying predators in the insect assemblage.


Insecta, Erasipteridae, gen. et sp. nov., diversification

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