The first Mesozoic froghopper in amber from northern Myanmar (Hemiptera, Cercopoidea, Sinoalidae)

Jun Chen , Jacek Szwedo , Bo Wang , Yan Zheng , Yan Wang , Xiaoli Wang , Haichun Zhang


Representatives of the froghopper family Sinoalidae were exclusively known from Jurassic deposits in northeastern China. A new taxon, Fangyuania xiai Chen, Szwedo and Wang, gen. et sp. nov., is erected from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber and assigned to this family. The remarkable new sinoalid distinctly differs from its con-familial Jurassic relatives in having a tegmen with cell between costal margin and Pc þ CP broad, stem MP þ CuA relatively long and connecting crossvein cua-cup just at its bifurcation, and having a hind wing with posterior margin strongly ripple-like and wing tip with narrow peripheric membrane wrinkled. This finding greatly expands the duration and geographic distribution of the family Sinoalidae. The new taxon, as the first Cercopoidea reported in Mesozoic amber, provides some insights on morphological diversification and evolutionary history of early Cercopoidea and Clypeata as well.
Author Jun Chen
Jun Chen,,
, Jacek Szwedo (FB / DIZP)
Jacek Szwedo,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Bo Wang
Bo Wang,,
, Yan Zheng
Yan Zheng,,
, Yan Wang
Yan Wang,,
, Xiaoli Wang
Xiaoli Wang,,
, Haichun Zhang
Haichun Zhang,,
Journal seriesCretaceous Research, ISSN 0195-6671, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishCicadomorpha, Cercopoidea, Sinoalidae, mid-Cretaceous, Burmese amber
ASJC Classification1911 Palaeontology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 10; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.183; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.12 (2) - 2018=2.167 (5)
Citation count*21 (2020-06-01)
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