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A new taxon of a primitive moth (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Eolepidopterigidae) from the latest Middle Jurassic of northeastern China

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 November 2015

Wei-Ting Zhang
Geoscience Museum, Shijiazhuang University of Economics, Shijiazhuang, 050031, China 〈〉 Key Lab of Insect Evolution and Environmental Changes, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China 〈〉, 〈〉
Chung-Kun Shih
Key Lab of Insect Evolution and Environmental Changes, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China 〈〉, 〈〉
Conrad C. Labandeira
Key Lab of Insect Evolution and Environmental Changes, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China 〈〉, 〈〉 Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA 〈〉 Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Dong Ren
Key Lab of Insect Evolution and Environmental Changes, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China 〈〉, 〈〉


A new genus and species, Aclemus patulus n. gen. n. sp., is described based on a new specimen collected from the latest Middle Jurassic Jiulongshan Formation in Inner Mongolia, China. Based on a combination of characters from this fossil, including a homonomous fore- and hindwing, a 3-branched media vein, wings lacking long cilia on their margins; and a cross-vein absent between subcosta and radius, we establish a new genus assigned to the Eolepidopterigidae. In addition, the diagnosis of Longcapitalis excelsus Zhang, Shih, Labandeira and Ren 2013, is emended based on new fossil material.

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