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The youngest record of the leafhopper family Archijassidae in Kachin amber from the lowermost Upper Cretaceous of northern Myanmar (Cicadomorpha, Cicadelloidea)

Published on Feb 1, 2020in Cretaceous Research2.12
· DOI :10.1016/j.cretres.2019.104252
Jun Chen32
Estimated H-index: 32
(LYU: Linyi University),
Bo Wang37
Estimated H-index: 37
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 4 AuthorsHaichun Zhang20
Estimated H-index: 20
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract
Abstract The Mesozoic hemipteran family Archijassidae, known from the Late Triassic to the Early Cretaceous, is recorded as the ancestral group of mega-diverse leaf- and treehoppers. On the basis of a fossil contained in Kachin amber from the lowermost Upper Cretaceous of northern Myanmar, we herein erect a remarkably new taxon, Formosixinia aeterna Chen & Wang, gen. et sp. nov. The new genus and species can be assigned to Archijassidae based upon a series of body and wing characteristics, but also displays some unique traits, making it distinctly different from all known archijassids and even quite unique within Cicadelloidea. Our finding not only reveals the youngest record of Archijassidae but also the first representative of this family in amber, and it further provides some novel information on the morphological disparity and evolutionary history of early leafhoppers.
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#1Jun Chen (LYU: Linyi University)H-Index: 4
#2Bo Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 37
Last.Haichun Zhang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 20
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#1Jun Chen (LYU: Linyi University)H-Index: 32
#2Bo Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 37
Last.Haichun Zhang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 20
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#1Xiudan Wang (NWAFU: Northwest A&F University)H-Index: 1
#2Christopher H. Dietrich (INHS: Illinois Natural History Survey)H-Index: 21
Last.Yalin Zhang (NWAFU: Northwest A&F University)H-Index: 10
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#1Jun Chen (LYU: Linyi University)H-Index: 32
#2Bo Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 37
Last.Haichun Zhang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 20
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#1Charles R. Bartlett (UD: University of Delaware)H-Index: 7
#2Lewis L. Deitz (NCSU: North Carolina State University)H-Index: 13
Last.Matthew S. Wallace (East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 5
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#1Jun Chen (LYU: Linyi University)H-Index: 32
#2Jacek Szwedo (University of Gdańsk)H-Index: 14
Last.Haichun Zhang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 20
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#1Christopher H. Dietrich (INHS: Illinois Natural History Survey)H-Index: 21
#2Julie M. Allen (INHS: Illinois Natural History Survey)H-Index: 17
Last.Kevin Paul Johnson (INHS: Illinois Natural History Survey)H-Index: 40
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