Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

A new Coniopterygidae from Lebanese amber

Dany Azar, André Nel, M. Solignac


We describe the oldest fossil Coniopterygidae, possibly attributable to the Coniopteryginae, in the new genus and species Libanosemidalis hammanaensis, from the outcrop Hammana / Mdeyrij in the Lower Cretaceous amber of Lebanon. This fossil shares with the extant and Cenozoic lineages of Coniopterygidae the presence of only two M branches, unlike other Cretaceous representatives of the family.

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