Daran Zheng
Chinese Academy of Sciences
33Publications
5H-index
81Citations
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Published on Jan 2, 2019in Alcheringa 1.03
Daran Zheng5
Estimated H-index: 5
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André Nel84
Estimated H-index: 84
+ 3 AuthorsBo Wang17
Estimated H-index: 17
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Published on Jan 2, 2019in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 2.33
Daran Zheng5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Hong Kong),
Bo Wang17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 3 AuthorsSu-Chin Chang10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Hong Kong)
Odonatans are quite rare in the fossil record compared with the other insects, especially in Cretaceous amber inclusions. The extant family Platystictidae is one of the most diverse Zygoptera, but short of fossil records. In this paper, a new species, Mesosticta davidattenboroughi sp. nov., is described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, representing the third-known fossil species of Platystictidae. Mesosticta davidattenboroughi sp. nov. has a long IR1 beginning one cell distal of the base of RP...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 2.33
Daran Zheng5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
André Nel14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Paris)
+ 4 AuthorsBo Wang17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
The damselfly superfamily Coenagrionoidea is the largest zygopteran group, comprising three-fifths of all extant damselfly species. The Mesozoic fossil record of this superfamily is sparse, whilst it is relatively common in Burmese amber. A new coenagrionoid family, Burmacoenagrionidae Zheng et al., fam. nov., is established here based on four new species in three new genera: Burmacoenagrion pretiosus Zheng et al. gen. et sp. nov., Burmachistigma cheni Zheng et al. gen. et sp. nov., Electrocoena...
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Daran Zheng5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Gongle Shi13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 4 AuthorsSu-Chin Chang10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Hong Kong)
Abstract Tropical rainforests have strongly influenced Earth systems throughout their evolutionary history. Plant taxa found in the Fotan Group of Fujian Province indicate that an Asian tropical rainforest prevailed in southeastern China during the Miocene. Abundant insect-bearing ambers co-occur with diagnostic plant fossils in outcrop. Fotan Group fossils demonstrate that highly diverse tropical ecosystems existed during the early Neogene in southeastern China. This study reports a robust 40 A...
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research 1.93
Daran Zheng5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
André Nel14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Paris)
+ 2 AuthorsHaichun Zhang20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract The clade Aeshnoptera contains the most diverse fossil dragonfly in China, mainly recorded in the Lower Cretaceous. Here, a new aeshnopteran dragonfly, Paradecoraeshna liaoningensis Zheng, Nel and Zhang, gen. et sp. nov., attributed to the family Progobiaeshnidae, is described from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning, NE China. Within Progobiaeshnidae, Paradecoraeshna gen. nov. shares mixed characters with Decoraeshna and Mongoliaeshna . These genera are well-differentiate...
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Published on Jul 1, 2018in Comptes Rendus Palevol 1.43
Daran Zheng5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Tianming Shi (PetroChina)+ 4 AuthorsHaichun Zhang20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract A new campterophlebiid damsel-dragonfly, Honghea xui gen. et sp. nov., is described from the Lower Jurassic Badaowan Formation of the Junggar Basin, NW China. This is the second Chinese Campterophlebiidae recorded for the earliest Jurassic, reflecting the quick diversification and radiation of the damsel-dragonflies during this period. H . nouveau onghea gen. nov. is closely related to Chinese genera Zygokaratawia and Ctenogampsophlebia , both from the Middle Jurassic of the Daohugou Bi...
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research 1.93
Daran Zheng5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Edmund A. Jarzembowski11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 2 AuthorsHaichun Zhang20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract Cymatophlebia y ixianensis sp. nov., the first Chinese Cretaceous cymatophlebiid dragonfly (cymatophlebiine), is described from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, NE China. Cymatophlebia y ixianensis sp. nov. has a forked RP2 near the wing margin differing from other species of Cymatophlebia Deichmuller 1886. A new valdaeshnine dragonfly, Valdaeshna mikei sp. nov., is described from the Lower Cretaceous Upper Weald Clay of southern Surrey, SE England, differentia...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research 1.93
Edmund A. Jarzembowski14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Bo Wang17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Daran Zheng5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract A rare species of archaic beetle, Paraodontomma szwedoi sp. nov., is described in burmite from northern Myanmar. It belongs to an unusual extinct genus with numerous pointed teeth along the edge of the body. It is the smallest species in the genus and reveals a dorsal ornamentation not previously reported. The beetle is undoubtedly an ommatine, a now relict family group in the southern hemisphere, but belongs to the extinct Brochocoleini when archaic beetles were more diverse in the Cre...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research 1.93
Daran Zheng5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Su-Chin Chang10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Hong Kong)
+ 4 AuthorsBo Wang17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract The fossil dragonfly is a perfect model to study past biogeography. Araripegomphidae is an ancient Gondwanan family comprising the sole genus Araripegomphus previously from the Crato Formation (Upper Aptian) of Brazil. For the first time, a non-rock find, Araripegomphus shai sp. nov., is here described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. This rare araripegomphid dragonfly extends the range of Araripegomphus to the west Burma block.
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research 1.93
Daran Zheng5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
André Nel14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Paris)
+ 3 AuthorsBo Wang17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract The mesomegaloprepids are some of the most abundant fossil damselflies in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber characterized by large size, brown colour and dense wing venation. Here we described a new damselfly, Cretamegaloprepus zhouae Zheng, Nel and Wang, gen. et sp. nov., representing the second known genus and species of Mesomegaloprepidae Huang et al. (2017). Cretamegaloprepus Zheng, Nel and Wang, gen. nov. greatly differs from Mesomegaloprepus Huang et al. (2017) in having no secondary a...
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