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Published: 2022-04-29

New dictyopteran fossils from the Pennsylvanian of West Beijing, China

State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Center for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
No. 104 of Youyi Road, China Academy of Space Technology, Haidian District, Beijing 100094, China
No. 10 of Jiuxianqiaobei Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016, China
No. 5 of Yabao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
No. 18-1 of Dongsihuanzhong Road, Beijing 100023, China
State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Center for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
Carboniferous fossil insects Benxi Formation Palaeozoic

Abstract

Carboniferous insects from China are rare. Here we report a new fossiliferous locality at the Yexi Section, western Beijing, from where Pennsylvanian insects have been discovered. These insect fossils collected from the black shales of the Benxi Formation (middle–late Moscovian to early Kasimovian) are associated with rich plant remains. The fossils are represented mainly by dictyopteran tegmina that cannot be further identified. The discovery is helpful for our understanding of the diversity and preservation of Carboniferous insects in western Beijing and also the Benxi Formation of North China.

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