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

  • Wei-Ting Zhang (a1) (a2), Chung-Kun Shih (a2), Conrad C. Labandeira (a2) (a3) (a4) and Dong Ren (a2)


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

  • Wei-Ting Zhang (a1) (a2), Chung-Kun Shih (a2), Conrad C. Labandeira (a2) (a3) (a4) and Dong Ren (a2)


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