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Two new species of fossil Eomerope (Mecoptera: Eomeropidae) from the Ypresian Okanagan Highlands, far-western North America, and Eocene Holarctic dispersal of the genus

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 March 2018

S. Bruce Archibald*
Affiliation:
Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada Museum of Comparative Zoology, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, United States of America Royal British Columbia Museum, 65 Belleville Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 9W2, Canada
Alexandr P. Rasnitsyn
Affiliation:
A.A. Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 117647, Russia Invertebrate Palaeontology Department, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
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1Corresponding author (e-mail: sba48@sfu.ca)

Abstract

Two new species of Eocene Eomerope Cockerell (Mecoptera: Eomeropidae) are described from the Ypresian Okanagan Highlands deposits of British Columbia, Canada: Eomerope simpkinsaenew species from the Allenby Formation near the town of Princeton, and Eomerope eonearcticanew species from the McAbee locality near the towns of Cache Creek and Ashcroft. Eomerope eonearctica is very close to the coeval Eomerope asiatica Ponomarenko from Primorskiy Kray in Pacific-coastal Russia, consistent with Eocene intercontinental dispersal, which is well documented in numerous plant and animal taxa.

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© Entomological Society of Canada 2018 

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