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Published: 2020-12-21

New Early Permian insects (Insecta: Paoliida and Grylloblattida) from the Niedermoschel black shale of the Saar-Nahe Basin, SW Germany

Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe RLP, Direktion Landesarchäologie/Erdgeschichte, Niederberger Höhe 1, D-56077 Koblenz, Germany
Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, EPHE, Université des Antilles, CP 50, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Insects Insecta Paoliida Grylloblattida Fossil insects Euryptilonidae Palaeozoic Lower Rotliegend

Abstract

A new paoliid genus and species, Permomertovia simpliciradius, and a new grylloblattid species, Oborella monsjovisensis, are described from the Early Permian (Lower Rotliegend) of Sitters and Niedermoschel in the Saar-Nahe Basin, Germany. These discoveries increase the insect diversity documented from the Niedermoschel black shale and furthermore confirm the high diversity of Paoliidae in Central Europe during this period.

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