First discovery of Neazoniidae (Insecta, Hemiptera, Fulgoromorpha) in the Early Cretaceous amber of Archingeay, SW France

  • Szwedo J
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Abstract

The extinct genus and species of planthopper family Neazoniidae, Akmazeina santonorum n. gen., n. sp., are described. T is is the fi rst record of the family in the Lower Cretaceous French amber of Archingeay. T e new genus diff ers from Neazonia Szwedo, 2007 in subtriangular vertex, wider trigons; sensory pits only in upper portion of frons, fused submedian carinae, diverging only in upper portion of frons, slightly elevated disc of pronotum, delimited by semi- circular carinae, hind tibia with distinct, knee lateral tooth. T e phylogenetic relationships of Neazoniidae and some other planthoppers families as well as their ecological affi nities are discussed.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Akmazeina santonorum n. Gen
  • Albian
  • Cretaceous amber
  • France
  • Fulgoroidea
  • Hemiptera
  • Insecta
  • N. Sp
  • Neazoniidae
  • Nymphs
  • Phylogeny

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  • Jacek Szwedo

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