Nel, A, Prokop, J and Ross, Andrew (2008) New genus of leaf-mimicking katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) from the Late Eocene-Early Oligocene of France and England. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 7 (4). pp. 211-216. ISSN 1631-0683

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Abstract

A new leaf-mimicking katydid (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Pseudophyllinae), Archepseudophylla fossilis gen. et sp. nov. is described based on tegmina from the Early Oligocene of France. Lithymnetes laurenti Théobald, 1937 from the Late Eocene of France is transferred to Archepseudophylla comb. nov. The enigmatic ‘Poekilloptera’ melanospila Cockerell, 1921 from the Early Oligocene of the Isle of Wight (UK) is transferred to Archepseudophylla comb. nov. The present discoveries in the Palaeogene of the Isle of Wight, Céreste, and Marseilles Basins represent the first fossil records of Pseudophyllinae. In addition, these records support warm and humid forest conditions near the palaeolakes of the Isle of Wight, Camoins-les-Bains, and Céreste

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Insecta; Tettigoniidae; Pseudophyllinae; Paleogene; France; UK; Leaf-mimicry
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Users 11 not found.
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2011 14:23
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2013 12:17
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/368

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