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The entomofauna of the Lower Permian fossil insect beds of Kansas and Oklahoma, USA

  title={The entomofauna of the Lower Permian fossil insect beds of Kansas and Oklahoma, USA},
  author={Roy J. Beckemeyer and Joseph D. Hall},
  journal={African Invertebrates},
The Lower Permian Wellington Formation fossil beds of mid-continent North America are known best for the famous Elmo, Kansas locality. The Elmo site has produced tens of thousands of specimens from which more than 150 species of insects have been described. Equally productive and more widespread geographically, but less well-known, are the Midco, Oklahoma beds located some 270 km south of Elmo. The Midco beds have also yielded tens of thousands of specimens, but the material has been less well… 

A Second Specimen of Permocoleus (Coleoptera) from the Lower Permian Wellington Formation of Noble County, Oklahoma

A second specimen from another locality in those same beds, comprised of the part and counterpart of a fragment of an elytron, is figured and discussed here and appears to represent the same species, Permocoleus wellingtonensis Lubkin and Engel.

Madygen, Triassic Lagerstätte number one, before and after Sharov

AbstrA ct The insect fauna of the world’s richest Triassic fossil locality, Madygen (Ladinian–Carnian of Kyrgyzstan) is reviewed; other groups of animals and plants recorded from the locality are

A New Genus and Species of Blattogryllidae from Kansas with Notes on Stereopterum rotundum Carpenter, 1950 (Euryptilonidae) in Oklahoma (Insecta: Polyneoptera: Eoblattida; Lower Permian)

  • R. Beckemeyer
  • Biology
    Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science
  • 2018
A new eoblattid genus and species is described based on a specimen collected by Paul Tasch in the 1960′s from the Lower Permian Wellington Formation of Marion County, Kansas and is assigned to family Blattogryllidae Rasnitsyn, 1976.

South African Lagerstätte reveals middle Permian Gondwanan lakeshore ecosystem in exquisite detail

Continental ecosystems of the middle Permian Period (273–259 million years ago) are poorly understood. In South Africa, the vertebrate fossil record is well documented for this time interval, but the

Robin John Tillyard in Kansas: Travels of an Early-Twentieth-Century Palaeoentomologist

Rediscovered photographs, taken by Kansas State University entomologist, Reginald H. Painter on field trips in 1928 and 1933, document Tillyard's visits to the Elmo fossil beds in the company of a number of Kansas entomologists.

A New Genus and Species of Orthoptera from the Lower Permian Wellington Formation of Noble County, Oklahoma, USA

Loxoedischia drewi new genus and new species from Oklahoma, is described as the latest addition to the Orthoptera fauna of the Lower Permian Wellington Formation, bringing the total to eleven

A New Species of Liomopterella Sharov, 1961 (Polyneoptera: Liomopteridae) from the Early Permian Wellington Formation of Noble County, Oklahoma

Liomopterella pediaecetae, new species from the Oklahoma Wellington Formation, is described as the first North American representative of the genus Liomopterella Sharov, 1961, and becomes the third species of Liomopteridae known from Oklahoma.

The earliest known holometabolous insects

Although these discoveries reveal unexpected Pennsylvanian eumetabolan diversity, the lineage radiated more successfully only after the mass extinctions at the end of the Permian period, giving rise to the familiar crown groups of their respective clades.

The Earliest Beetle Identified

This identification of a beetle from the Pennsylvanian deposit of Mazon Creek supports the view that, early in their history, hyper-diverse extant holometabolan lineages were dominated by Palaeozoic lineages, mostly extinct.

Ice Crawlers (Grylloblattodea) – the history of the investigation of a highly unusual group of insects

Grylloblattodea are one of the most unusual groups of insects and the second smallest order. All known extant species are wingless and exhibit a remarkable preference for cold temperatures. Although




A new insect bed was discovered in the Permian Wellington Formation of Kansas and Oklahoma, found to be traceable from Noble County, Okla- homa through Kay County, Oklahoma, to Sumner County, Kansas, named the Asthenohymen-Delopterum bed, where four new species are described and figured.

Lower Permian Insects of Kansas

F. M. CARPENTER has recently discussed numerous specimens of fossil insects obtained in 1935 from the Elmo limestone (Kansas), of Lower Permian age (Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts and Sci.,73, 29–70; 1939).

Permocoleus, New Genus, the First Permian Beetle (Coleoptera) from North America

Permocoleus provides evidence that early beetles were globally distributed and is the only Paleozoic record of the order Coleoptera from North America and the oldest record for the New World.

Forewing morphology of Dunbaria fasciipennis Tillyard (Palaeodictyoptera: Spilapteridae), with notes on a specimen from the University of Kansas Natural History Museum.

Several morphological parameters are shown to provide quantitative verification of the differences in forewing geometry in male and female D. fasciipennis.

Taxonomy of the fossil grylloblattid nymphs (Insecta: Grylloblattida)

Nymphs of fossil grylloblattid insects are revised. Newly described taxa are Lemmatonympha gracilissima gen. et sp. nov. and Kaltanympha vorcutensis sp. nov. from the Verkhne-Syr’yaginsk locality

The extinct order Caloneurodea (Insecta: Pterygota: Panorthoptera): wing venation, systematics and phylogenetic relationships.

After the proposed phylogenetic frame, mutation(s) occurring in homeotic genes are expected to be responsible of the unusual wing morphology of the Caloneurodea, mixing foreand hind-wing ‘panorthopterid’ features.

The Lower Permian Insects of Kansas. Part 7. The Order Protoperlaria