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Published: 2022-04-29

The youngest and first Lebanese representative of the family Saucrosmylidae (Insecta, Neuroptera) from the Cenomanian

State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Center for Excellence in Life and Palaeoenvironment, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China; Lebanese University, Faculty of Science II, Natural Sciences Department, PO Box 26110217, Fanar - El-Matn, Lebanon; Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB) Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, EPHE, Université des Antilles, CP50, 57 rue Cuvier 75005 Paris, France
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB) Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, EPHE, Université des Antilles, CP50, 57 rue Cuvier 75005 Paris, France
Insecta Neuroptera Osmyloidea new genus mid-Cretaceous palaeobiogeography Lebanon

Abstract

Lebanosmylus leae gen. et sp. nov., the youngest and first representative of the family Saucrosmylidae, is described from the marine lithographic Cenomanian limestone of the Konservat-Lagerstätte of Hjoula, Lebanon, on the basis of a wing compression. The paleobiogeographic implications are briefly discussed.

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