A new genus of Mantispidae (Insecta: Neuroptera) from the Eocene of Germany, with a review of the fossil record and palaeobiogeography of the family

@article{Wedmann2007ANG,
  title={A new genus of Mantispidae (Insecta: Neuroptera) from the Eocene of Germany, with a review of the fossil record and palaeobiogeography of the family},
  author={S. Wedmann and V. Makarkin},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={149},
  pages={701-716}
}
  • S. Wedmann, V. Makarkin
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
  • A new mantispid genus and species Symphrasites eocenicus gen. sp. nov. is described from the Middle Eocene of the Messel Pit fossil site, Germany. It has been placed, with confidence, in the subfamily Symphrasinae, the fossils of which were previously unknown. A review of the known fossil species of Mantispidae is provided, and their systematic placements are discussed. Liassochrysa stigmatica Ansorge & Schluter, 1990 is assigned to Mantispidae, and therefore Liassochrysidae is a new synonym of… CONTINUE READING
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