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Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 4 (2): 119155 Issued 1 June 2006 doi:10.1017/S1477201906001817 Printed in the United Kingdom C The Natural History Museum
 

Summary: Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 4 (2): 119155 Issued 1 June 2006
doi:10.1017/S1477201906001817 Printed in the United Kingdom C The Natural History Museum
Tertiary Giant Lacewings
(Neuroptera: Polystoechotidae):
revision and description of new
taxa from western North America
and Denmark
S. B. Archibald
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Museum of Comparative
Zoology, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
V. N. Makarkin
Institute of Biology and Soil Sciences, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Vladivostok, 690022, Russia
SYNOPSIS A preliminary definition of the Polystoechotidae (Insecta, Neuroptera) based on wing
characters is provided. Tertiary Polystoechotidae are revised; the genus Palaeopsychops Andersen
(10species)and thenew collectivegenusPolystoechotites gen.n.(6species)arerecognised.Ten new
species (eight named) are described from the earliest Early Eocene Fur Formation (Denmark) and the
Early to early Middle Eocene Okanagan Highlands (Quilchena and Horsefly River, British Columbia,
Canada and Republic, Washington, USA): Palaeopsychops quadratus sp. nov. (Fur Formation); Pala-
eopsychops setosus sp. nov. (Horsefly River); Palaeopsychops marringerae sp. nov., Palaeopsy-

  

Source: Archibald, S. Bruce - Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University

 

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