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Short Communication
Published: 2021-02-26

Comparison of the recently described early Permian paoliid genus Permomertovia with the ‘eoblattid’ genera of the families Permulidae and Permotermopsidae

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
Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe RLP, Direktion Landesarchäologie/Erdgeschichte, Niederberger Höhe 1, D-56077 Koblenz, Germany
General Fossil insects Polyneoptera ‘Grylloblattodea’ ‘Eoblattida’ Paoliida comparisons junior synonyms

Abstract

Poschmann & Nel (2020) recently described the genus and species Permomertovia simpliciradius from the early Permian of Germany and placed it in the order Paoliida and family Paoliidae sensu Prokop et al. (2014) because it shares the diagnostic characters and synapomorphies of this order and family. But they neglected to compare Permomertovia with the taxa placed in the small family Permulidae, and especially with its type genus and species Permula lebachensis (Schlechtendal, 1913; also from the early Permian of Germany (Steinbach near Lebach-Saar). We herein compare the two forewings, and also take this occasion to discuss the affinities of the Permulidae and of some other related Palaeozoic families of Polyneoptera.

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