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A new species of Mesosticta in mid-Cretaceous Kachin amber (Odonata: Platystictidae)

Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), MNHN, CNRS, SU, EPHE-PSL, UA, CP50, 57 rue Cuvier, F-75005 Paris, France
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), MNHN, CNRS, SU, EPHE-PSL, UA, CP50, 57 rue Cuvier, F-75005 Paris, France; State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China; Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution de Montpellier (UMR 5554), Université de Montpellier, CNRS, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier, France; Géosciences Rennes (UMR 6118), Université de Rennes, CNRS, F-35000 Rennes, France
State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
Odonata Platystictidae fossil Insecta Mesostictinae paleo-endimicity Zygoptera

Abstract

Mesosticta additicta sp. nov., fourth species of this platystictid genus, is described from the mid-Cretaceous Kachin amber, suggesting its endemic diversification in the West Burma Block (WBB), possibly in relation to the geographic isolation of this area during the formation of mid-Cretaceous Kachin amber.

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