Mantophasmatodea now in the Jurassic

  title={Mantophasmatodea now in the Jurassic},
  author={Diying Huang and Andr{\'e} Nel and Oliver Zompro and Alain Waller},
The Mantophasmatodea is the most recently discovered insect order. The fossil records of all other ‘polyneopteran’ orders extend far in the past, but the current absence of pre-Cenozoic fossils of the Mantophasmatodea contradicts a long evolutionary history, which has to be assumed from the morphological distinctness of the group. In this paper, we report the first Mesozoic evidence of a mantophasmatodean from the Middle Jurassic of Daohugou, Inner Mongolia, China. Furthermore, the new fossil… 

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Background for the Plant Fossils

  • Xin Wang
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 2010
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