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Daran Zheng
Chinese Academy of Sciences
34Publications
6H-index
95Citations
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Published on Aug 1, 2019in Cretaceous Research 1.93
Daran Zheng6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
André Nel15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Paris)
+ 3 AuthorsBo Wang33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract A new true dragonfly, named Kachinaeshna zhuoi Zheng, Nel and Wang, gen. et sp. nov., is described from Cretaceous Burmese amber representing the second gomphaeschnaoidine from this deposit. Kachinaeshna Zheng, Nel and Wang, gen. nov. differs from other Gomphaeschnaoidinae in: the absence of an elongate distal paranal cell, directly basal of the anal loop, in the hindwing; a distinct curvature of RP2; and a curve of RP1 at the pterostigmal brace. The gomphaeschnaoidine dragonflies were ...
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Daran Zheng6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Gongle Shi14
Estimated H-index: 14
(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 Feb 1, 2019in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 2.33
Daran Zheng6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Hong Kong),
André Nel15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Paris)
+ 4 AuthorsBo Wang33
Estimated H-index: 33
(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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Published on Jan 2, 2019in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 2.33
Daran Zheng6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Hong Kong),
Bo Wang33
Estimated H-index: 33
(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 Jan 2, 2019in Alcheringa 1.03
Daran Zheng6
Estimated H-index: 6
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André Nel85
Estimated H-index: 85
+ 3 AuthorsBo Wang33
Estimated H-index: 33
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research 1.93
Daran Zheng6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Tian Jiang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(China University of Geosciences)
+ 4 AuthorsBo Wang33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract True dragonflies are comparatively common in Burmese amber. Here, we describe a new gomphid dragonfly Paraburmagomphides zhaoi gen. et sp. nov., and establish a new family Paraburmagomphidae fam. nov. This family is placed in the clade ‘Oligophlebiata’ because it has a distinctly short CuAa with reduced pectinate branching (found in ‘Brevicubitalia’ and Burmagomphidae), and symmetrical RP branching at the midfork (developed in Hagenioidea and Burmagomphidae). Paraburmagomphidae are char...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research 1.93
Edmund A. Jarzembowski17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Bo Wang33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Daran Zheng6
Estimated H-index: 6
(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 Nature Communications 12.35
Daran Zheng6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Su-Chin Chang10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Hong Kong)
+ 13 AuthorsQingqing Zhang6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Insect faunas are extremely rare near the latest Cretaceous with a 24-million-year gap spanning from the early Campanian to the early Eocene. Here, we report a unique amber biota from the Upper Cretaceous (uppermost Campanian ~72.1 Ma) of Tilin, central Myanmar. The chemical composition of Tilin amber suggests a tree source among conifers, indicating that gymnosperms were still abundant in the latest Campanian equatorial forests. Eight orders and 12 families of insects have been found in Tilin a...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research 1.93
Daran Zheng6
Estimated H-index: 6
(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 Zheng6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
André Nel15
Estimated H-index: 15
(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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