Fangyuan Xia
Publications 10
#1Tingting Yu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
#2Richard S. Kelly (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 4
Last.David L. Dilcher (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 6
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Amber is fossilized tree resin, and inclusions usually comprise terrestrial and, rarely, aquatic organisms. Marine fossils are extremely rare in Cretaceous and Cenozoic ambers. Here, we report a record of an ammonite with marine gastropods, intertidal isopods, and diverse terrestrial arthropods as syninclusions in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. We used X-ray–microcomputed tomography (CT) to obtain high-resolution 3D images of the ammonite, including its sutures, which are diagnostically important...
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#1Peter Vršanský (SAV: Slovak Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 12
#2Günter BechlyH-Index: 12
Last.Bo Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 37
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Batesian mimicry is a relationship in which a harmful organism (the model) is mimicked by a harmless organism (the mimic), which gains protection because predators mistake it for the model. It is the most widely studied of mimicry complexes and has undoubtedly played an important role in the speciation of various animals especially insects. However, little is known about the early evolution of this important behavior and its evolutionary significance owing to a dearth of paleontological records....
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#1Xingyue Liu (CAU: China Agricultural University)H-Index: 14
#2Gongle Shi (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 13
Last.Michael S. Engel (KU: University of Kansas)H-Index: 37
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Summary Camouflage and mimicry are staples among predator-prey interactions, and evolutionary novelties in behavior, anatomy, and physiology that permit such mimesis are rife throughout the biological world [1, 2]. These specializations allow for prey to better evade capture or permit predators to more easily approach their prey, or in some cases, the mimesis can serve both purposes. Despite the importance of mimesis and camouflage in predator-avoidance or hunting strategies, the long-term histo...
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#1Xiumei Lu (CAU: China Agricultural University)H-Index: 3
#2Fangyuan XiaH-Index: 6
Last.Xingyue Liu (CAU: China Agricultural University)H-Index: 14
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Nevrorthidae is a family of Neuroptera with low species diversity, disjunct geographic distributions, and a controversial phylogenetic status. Previous fossil records of the family are from the Eocene except for the recently described species Cretarophalis patrickmuelleri Wichard, 2017 from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, following earlier records of an undescribed species. However, such a significant finding of this family from Mesozoic was originally presented only with a preliminary description...
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#1Xingyue LiuH-Index: 14
#2Xiumei LuH-Index: 3
Last.Bo WangH-Index: 37
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#1Xingyue Liu (CAU: China Agricultural University)H-Index: 14
#2Xiumei Lu (CAU: China Agricultural University)H-Index: 3
Last.Bo Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 18
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A female of the alderfly species, Haplosialodes liui Huang et al. , 2016, from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber is described for the first time. Systematic position of the genus Haplosialodes Huang et al. , 2016 is briefly discussed.
#1Daran ZhengH-Index: 7
#2André NelH-Index: 88
Last.Bo WangH-Index: 37
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Extreme adaptations for probable visual courtship behaviour in a Cretaceous dancing damselfly
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#1Bo Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 18
#2Fangyuan XiaH-Index: 6
Last.Jes Rust (University of Bonn)H-Index: 16
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Insects have evolved diverse methods of camouflage that have played an important role in their evolutionary success. Debris-carrying, a behavior of actively harvesting and carrying exogenous materials, is among the most fascinating and complex behaviors because it requires not only an ability to recognize, collect, and carry materials but also evolutionary adaptations in related morphological characteristics. However, the fossil record of such behavior is extremely scarce, and only a single Meso...
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#1Bo WangH-Index: 18
#2Fangyuan XiaH-Index: 6
Last.Jacek Szwedo (University of Gdańsk)H-Index: 14
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Many animals care for and protect their offspring to increase their survival and fitness. Insects care for their young using a range of strategies: some dig underground chambers for their young, whilst others carry their brood around on their own bodies. However, it was unclear when these strategies first evolved in insects. Now Wang et al. report that they have discovered the earliest fossil evidence of an insect caring for its young, in the form of a female insect preserved with her brood in a...
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