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A new paleopteran genus and species from the late Carboniferous of Avion France, (Insecta: Palaeodictyopterida: ?Diaphanopterodea)

Thomas Schubnel
Patrick Roques
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Jacques Oudard
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Romain Garrouste
André Nel

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The Carboniferous outcrop near Avion, in the Department of Pas-de-Calais, northern France, is very rich in fossil insect wings, which are preserved alongside thousands of plant fragments. Its entomofauna is very diverse, including representatives of the Palaeodictyoptera, Odonatoptera, Archaeorthoptera, Caloneurodea, Paoliida, Dictyoptera, Plecoptera, and the oldest representatives of the clades Acercaria and Holometabola (Nel et al., 2013, Prokop et al., 2013, 2014; Coty et al., 2014; Schubnel et al., 2019a, b). The fossil insects were found in ‘Terril N 7’, a slag heap located in the Avion area comprising Moscovian-aged sediments derived from Liévin coal mines 3 and 4, specifically the Bolsovian or Westphalian C (311–308 Ma) ‘faisceaux de Ernestine’, and the Asturian or Westphalian D (308–306 Ma) ‘veines Arago, Dusouich, Marthe’ informal beds (Bruno Vallois, 2013, pers. comm.).
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mnhn-03992914 , version 1 (16-02-2023)

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Thomas Schubnel, Patrick Roques, Jacques Oudard, Romain Garrouste, André Nel. A new paleopteran genus and species from the late Carboniferous of Avion France, (Insecta: Palaeodictyopterida: ?Diaphanopterodea). Palaeoentomology, 2020, 3 (1), pp.032-035. ⟨10.11646/palaeoentomology.3.1.3⟩. ⟨mnhn-03992914⟩
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