oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Fossil insects from the Upper Permian of Natal, South Africa

Volume 21, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Twelve new species are descriptionbed from the Daptocephalus reptile zone of the Middle Beaufort Series, Natal. Two species (and genera) are referred to a new family, Ignotalidae, and superfamily in Homoptera; all other species are placed in descriptionbed families. Ten new genera are erected, of which nine are monobasic: Mioloptera (stuckenbergi), Liomoptoides (similis), Liomopterina (clara), Permonka (bifida), Ignotala (mirifica), Megoniella (multinerva), Austroprosboloides (vandijki), Dysmorphoscartella (lobata) and Redactineura (acuminata). The tenth new genus (Euxenoperla) has two included species (simplex and similis). One new species (similis) is placed in Agetochoristella Riek, previously recorded from Australia. The insect fauna consists mainly of Homoptera (five species) and Paraplecoptera (three species). There are two species of Plecoptera and one each of Miomoptera and Mecoptera. The fauna shows affinity to that of both the Angara Province of Asia and to the Australian Region.

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