DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2018.11.001 View full text |Buy / Rent full text

Abstract: Gunterbechlya pumilio gen. et sp. nov., first putative Mesozoic Gomphidae sensu stricto, is described from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. It is remarkable in its reduced venation with quadrangular discoidal triangles, only found in the extant gomphid genera Lestinogomphus and Archaeogomphus, the 'libelluloid' Cordulephyidae and the Libellulidae: 'Tetrathemistinae'. All these taxa are small dragonflies with reduced venation. Possibly the particular quadrangular discoidal triangles of these insects are relate… Show more

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