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Wing stridulation in a Jurassic katydid (Insecta, Orthoptera) produced low-pitched musical calls to attract females
- Jun-Jie Gu, F. Montealegre-Z, D. Robert, M. Engel, G. Qiao, D. Ren
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 6 February 2012
Providing an accurate insight into paleoacoustic ecology, the low-frequency musical song of A. musicus was well-adapted to communication in the lightly cluttered environment of the mid-Jurassic forest produced by coniferous trees and giant ferns, suggesting that reptilian, amphibian, and mammalian insectivores could have also heard A.Musicus' song.
Wing venation homologies in Pennsylvanian ‘cockroachoids' (Insecta) clarified thanks to a remarkable specimen from the Pennsylvanian of Ningxia (China)
Observed differences between left and right forewings allow conjectures of primary homology in forewing venation of Blattodea and Pennsylvanian ‘cockroachoids' to be clarified.
The first fossil species of subfamily Piestinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of China
Longzhua loculata n. gen. n. sp., One of the Most Completely Documented Pennsylvanian Archaeorthoptera (Insecta; Ningxia, China)
Abstract Longzhua loculata n. gen. n. sp., a new Pennsylvanian Archaeorthoptera (i.e., stem-Orthoptera), is described from the Tupo Formation based on 64 specimens, including an individual with parts…
A New Cnemidolestodean Stem-Orthopteran Insect from the Late Carboniferous of China
A new Late Carboniferous cnemidolestodean insect Xixia huban gen. et sp. nov., is described from the Xiaheyan locality (Zhongwei City, Ningxia, China; Tupo Formation). Its combination of character…
Revision and New Taxa of Fossil Prophalangopsidae (Orthoptera: Ensifera)
Taxonomy is investigated and revised for some prophalangopsid insects yielded by the Middle Jurassic Jiulongshan and Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous Yixian formations in China and four new species are described.
Miamia maimai n. sp., a new Pennsylvanian stem-orthopteran insect, and a case study on the application of cladotypic nomenclature
This experiment demonstrates that a combination composed of a "genus level-taxon" name previously associated with a definition and type material provides a suitable reference to the species under all nomenclatural procedures, including the traditional one.
A world key to the genera of Elcanidae (Insecta, Orthoptera), with a Jurassic new genus and species of Archelcaninae from China
The sickle-shaped ovipositor suggests that the new species had a preference for oviposition on plant material and a world key to the genera of Elcanidae is provided based on the wing venation.
A new Upper Carboniferous stem‐orthopteran (Insecta) from Ningxia (China)
Abstract During the Upper Carboniferous, orthopteran insects (grasshoppers, katydids, and crickets) were represented by numerous species distantly related to crown‐orthopterans, such as lobeattid…
A exceptionally-preserved new species of Barchaboilus (Orthoptera: Prophalangopsidae) from the Middle Jurassic of Daohugou, China
This exquisitely preserved specimen exhibits clear wing venation and head structures, especially the mouthpart morphology, which indicate an herbivorous feeding habit.