Bo Wang
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Publications 98
#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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#1Manja Hethke (FU: Free University of Berlin)H-Index: 6
#2Franz T. Fürsich (FAU: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)H-Index: 38
Last.Stephen C. Weeks (University of Akron)H-Index: 22
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#1Zhi-Teng Chen (Jiangsu University)H-Index: 1
#2Bo Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 18
The fossil stonefly genus Largusoperla Chen et al., 2018 is reviewed. An annotated checklist including diagnostic characters and an updated identification key to all currently known species of this genus are provided. Generic characters of Largusoperla are summarized based on all available specimens and published descriptions. In addition, a new species of this genus, L. reni sp. nov. is described, illustrated, and compared with similar taxa.
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#1Daran Zheng (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 7
#2André Nel (University of Paris)H-Index: 88
Last.Bo Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 18
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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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#1Zixiao Yang (NU: Nanjing University)H-Index: 2
#2Shengyu Wang (NU: Nanjing University)H-Index: 1
Last.Baoyu Jiang (NU: Nanjing University)H-Index: 13
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Abstract The Middle–Upper Jurassic Yanliao Lagerstatte contains numerous exceptionally preserved fossils of aquatic and land organisms, including insects, salamanders, dinosaurs, pterosaurs and mammaliaforms. Despite extensive study of the diversity and evolutionary implications of the biota, the palaeoenvironmental setting and taphonomy of the fossils remain poorly understood. We reconstruct both the palaeoenvironment of the Daohugou area (one of the most famous Yanliao fossil areas), and the b...
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#1LIChunxiang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 5
#2Robbin C. Moran (NYBG: New York Botanical Garden)H-Index: 24
Last.HAOJiasheng (Anhui Normal University)H-Index: 9
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Abstract A new fossil belonging to the Lindsaeaceae is described as Proodontosoria myanmarensis gen. et sp. nov. from the mid-Cretaceous Myanmar amber. Its classification in the extant Lindsaeaceae is based on laterally fused vein tips that bear sori, indusia opening toward the segment margins, and trilete spores. The number of annulus cells and the size of sporangium suggest that the fossil probably belongs to a stem group element of this family.
#1Daran Zheng (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 7
#2Su-Chin Chang (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 11
Last.Bo Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 18
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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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#1Ting-Ting Yu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
#2Bo Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 18
Last.E. A. Jarzembowski (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 2
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Abstracts Gastropod fossils are rarely preserved in amber with only a few records of terrestrial snails. Two new species, Epitonium (Epitonium) zhuoi n. sp. and Epitonium (Papyriscala) lyui n. sp. are described based on two well-preserved specimens from mid-Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar. Highresolution three-dimensional images using X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) are provided. These species can be attributed to the family Epitoniidae (wentletraps) based on the shell characte...
#1Daran Zheng (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 7
#2Su-Chin Chang (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 11
Last.Bo Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 18
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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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#1Luping Yin (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 6
#2Rui Zheng (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 3
Last.Yousheng Shu (McGovern Institute for Brain Research)H-Index: 23
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Autapses are synaptic contacts of a neuron’s axon onto its own dendrite and soma. In the neocortex, self-inhibiting autapses in GABAergic interneurons are abundant in number and play critical roles in regulating spike precision and network activity. Here we examine whether the principal glutamatergic pyramidal cells (PCs) also form functional autapses. In patch-clamp recording from both rodent and human PCs, we isolated autaptic responses and found that these occur predominantly in layer-5 PCs p...
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