Discovery of the family Babinskaiidae (Insecta: Neuroptera) in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar

  title={Discovery of the family Babinskaiidae (Insecta: Neuroptera) in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar},
  author={Xiumei Lu and Weiwei Zhang and Xingyue Liu},
  journal={Cretaceous Research},
Taxonomic notes on Babinskaiidae from the Cretaceous Burmese amber, with the description of a new species (Insecta, Neuroptera)
A new species of Babinskaiidae is described from Cretaceous Burmese amber, namely Parababinskaia makarkini sp.
Family Nevrorthidae (Insecta, Neuroptera) in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber
These mid-Cretaceous lacewings are the hitherto oldest representatives of the family Nevrorthidae and are described as the new genus and species Cretarophalis patrickmuelleri.
A new myrmeleontoid genus and species from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation (Neuroptera, Babinskaiidae)
The small Mesozoic myrmeleontoid family Babin-skaiidae comprises 13 described species in nine genera known from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil, the Baissa locality of Russian Siberia,
New antlions (Insecta: Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) from the mid-Cretaceous of Myanmar and their phylogenetic implications
A phylogenetic analysis of the Burmese amber antlions shows that the antlion species presently described belong to different major clades across the phylogenetic tree, suggesting a diverse palaeofauna of this family from the mid-Cretaceous of Myanmar.
New Cretaceous Lacewings in a Transitional Lineage of Myrmeleontoidea and Their Phylogenetic Implications
Two new species individually belonging to the extinct families Cratosmylidae and Babinskaiidae are described from the mid-Cretaceous Kachin amber of Myanmar, and the morphology-based phylogeny of Myrmeleontoidea is inferred, which recovered the positions of these new taxa but questioned the familial status of Cratos mylidae.
New Cretaceous antlion-like lacewings promote a phylogenetic reappraisal of the extinct myrmeleontoid family Babinskaiidae
The result from the phylogenetic inference combining the data from fossil and extant myrmeleontoids recovered a monophyletic clade composed of Babinskaiidae and another extinct family Cratosmylidae, and assigned this clade to be sister group to a clade including Nemopteridae, Palaeoleont Families, and Myr meleontidae.


Phylogeny of split‐footed lacewings (Neuroptera, Nymphidae), with descriptions of new Cretaceous fossil species from China
A phylogeny of the lacewing family Nymphidae based on morphology and DNA sequences is presented including representatives of all living genera and selected fossil genera, revealing diverging adult and larval morphology of members of these two subfamilies.
A new genus of the mantispid-like Paraberothinae (Neuroptera: Berothidae) from Burmese amber, with special consideration of its probasitarsus spine-like setation.
The revised diagnosis of Paraberothinae is provided and the genus Berothone Khramov, 2015 is considered to belong to the subfamily Mesithoninae (Berothidae).
New genera and species of the minute snakeflies (Raphidioptera: Mesoraphidiidae: Nanoraphidiini) from the mid Cretaceous of Myanmar.
Three new genera and four new species of the extinct family Mesoraphidiidae from the mid Cretaceous amber of northern Myanmar are described, including Dolichoraphidia aspoecki gen. et sp.
A revision of the Australian Nymphidae (Insecta: Neuroptera)
The Australian Nymphidae (s.l.) are revised, and keys and illustrations provided to aid separation of all genera and species. Of 20 species recognized (in seven genera), four (Nymphes. three;
Remarks on the neuropterofauna (Insecta, Neuroptera) from the Brazilian Cretaceous, with keys for the identification of the known taxa
The objective of this research is to furnish the keys for the identification of all known Brazilian fossil neuropterans and 16 Figures containing the drafts of all Brazilian neuropteran holotypes.
Snakefly diversity in Early Cretaceous amber from Spain (Neuropterida, Raphidioptera)
The Albian amber from Spain presently harbors the greatest number and diversity of amber adult fossil snakeflies (Raphidioptera) and the singularity of this rich paleodiversity could be due to the paleogeographic isolation of the Iberian territory and also the prevalence of wildfires during the Cretaceous.
The presence of the recurrent veinlet in the Middle Jurassic Nymphidae (Neuroptera): a unique character condition in Myrmeleontoidea
The recurrent veinlet in these species of Nymphidae is interpreted as a remnant of the condition present more basally in the psychopsoid + ithonoid + chrysopoid + myrmeleontoid clade (i.e., as a plesiomorphy), and the short ScA terminating on ScP is considered to be an autapomorphy of Neuroptera.