Insects from the Buntsandstein of Lower Franconia and Thuringia

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:A. S. Bashkuev, Sell, J., Aristov, D. S., Ponomarenko, A. G., Sinitshenkova, N. D., Mahler, H.
Journal:Paläontologische Zeitschrift
Start Page:175
Date Published:June, 2012
Accession Number:((CD))
Keywords:Coleoptera, Ephemeroptera, Grylloblattida, Lower Franconia, Mecoptera, Thuringia, Triassic insects, Upper Buntsandstein

Upper Buntsandstein deposits (mainly Myophoria beds, Röt Formation, Early Anisian) in Lower Franconia and Thuringia have yielded a rather rich insect fauna comprising ca. 300 insect specimens assigned to ten orders: Archaeognatha (Dasyleptidae), Ephemeroptera, Blattodea, Grylloblattida, Orthoptera, Hemiptera, Glosselytrodea, Coleoptera, Mecoptera and Diptera. The systematic list of recorded insects is provided. Two species are identified as Triassodotes vogesiacus Sinitshenkova, Marchal-Papier, Grauvogel-Stamm et Gall, 2005 (Ephemeroptera: Misthodotidae) and Pseudopolycentropus triasicus Papier, Nel et Grauvogel-Stamm, 1996 (Mecoptera), which were previously described from the “Grès à Voltzia” Formation of the Vosges, the stratigraphically closest insect fauna. All grylloblattid specimens are identified as Chauliodites picteti Heer, 1864 (Chaulioditidae), known previously from the Middle Buntsandstein of Gödewitz, Saxony-Anhalt. The new genus and species Hammephemera pulchra Sinitshenkova, gen. et sp. n. (Ephemeroptera: Sharephemeridae) is described.

Short Title:Insects from the Buntsandstein of Lower Franconia and Thuringia
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