Primipentatomidae fam. nov. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha), an extinct insect family from the Cretaceous of north-eastern China

  title={Primipentatomidae fam. nov. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha), an extinct insect family from the Cretaceous of north-eastern China},
  author={Yunzhi Yao and Wanzhi Cai and David A. Rider and Dong Ren},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  pages={63 - 82}
A new extinct family of Pentatomoidea, Primipentatomidae fam. nov., with four new genera and five new species (Primipentatoma peregrina gen. et sp. nov., Primipentatoma fangi gen. et sp. nov., Breviscutum lunatum gen. et sp. nov., Oropentatoma epichara gen. et sp. nov. and Quadrocoris radius gen. et sp. nov.), is described from the Upper Mesozoic deposits of north-eastern China. A cladistic analysis based on a combination of fossil and extant morphological characters clarifies the phylogenetic… 

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