A new genus of setose-winged barklice (Psocodea: Trogiomorpha: Lepidopsocidae) from the Eocene amber of Oise with notes on the biogeography of Thylacellinae - MNHN - Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle Access content directly
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A new genus of setose-winged barklice (Psocodea: Trogiomorpha: Lepidopsocidae) from the Eocene amber of Oise with notes on the biogeography of Thylacellinae

Sergio Álvarez-Parra
André Nel

Abstract

Glaphyrophlebia victoiriensis sp. nov. (Paoliida: Blattinopsidae) is the third Gzhelian representative of the genus and is described based on a beautiful forewing from the Var department in Southern France. Together with the description of another forewing fragment of a Glaphyrophlebia sp. from the Province of León in NW Spain, they improve our knowledge of fossil insects from French and Spanish upper Carboniferous deposits. The specimen of Glaphyrophlebia sp. is the first mention of the family in the Carboniferous of Spain and extends the geographical distribution of the genus. These descriptions suggest that the genus Glaphyrophlebia was speciose during the Upper Pennsylvanian, while otherwise very diverse in the lower and middle Permian strata of the Russian Federation. We proposed the first hypothesis to explain the diversification of the family and of its most speciose genera and to argue that their diversity dynamics were likely linked with the major environmental changes that followed the collapse of the Carboniferous rainforest, notably the extension of arid biomes during the Permian period. The exquisite preservation and the fineness of the sediment from Tante Victoire, in which the new species was found, suggests that the locality is suitable for preserving other fossil insects and will require additional investigations.
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mnhn-04038965 , version 1 (21-03-2023)

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Sergio Álvarez-Parra, André Nel. A new genus of setose-winged barklice (Psocodea: Trogiomorpha: Lepidopsocidae) from the Eocene amber of Oise with notes on the biogeography of Thylacellinae. Historical Biology, 2022, 14 (12), ⟨10.1080/08912963.2022.2081566⟩. ⟨mnhn-04038965⟩
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