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Published: 2022-08-17

A new important species of Nymphidae (Neuroptera) from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil

Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, 690022, Russia
Neuroptera Nymphidae Cretaceous Crato Formation Brazil

Abstract

Olindanymphes? headsi sp. nov. (Neuroptera: Nymphidae) is described from the late Aptian (Lower Cretaceous) Crato Formation of Brazil. Its hindwing is unique in the family by the presence of the few-pectinate both CuA and CuP, each with two to three branches. The few-pectinate CuA in the hindwing is a derived condition known only in three Early Cretaceous species, including the new species.

 

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