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SYSTEMATICS Family Affinity of the Genus Palaeopsychops Andersen with
 

Summary: SYSTEMATICS
Family Affinity of the Genus Palaeopsychops Andersen with
Description of a New Species from the Early Eocene of British
Columbia, Canada (Neuroptera: Polystoechotidae)
VLADIMIR N. MAKARKIN1
AND S. BRUCE ARCHIBALD2
Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 96(3): 171Š180 (2003)
ABSTRACT Palaeopsychops dodgeorum sp. n. from the Early Eocene Okanagan Highlands of
Quilchena,BritishColumbia,Canadaisdescribed.ThesystematicpositionofthegenusPalaeopsychops
Andersen, 2001 is discussed, interpreting this as most closely associated with Polystoechotidae.
Osmylites protogaea (Hagen 1862) is considered as nomen nudum and an objective synonym of
Osmylites excelsa (Oppenheim, 1888), syn. n.
KEY WORDS Eocene, Polystoechotidae, Neuroptera, Okanagan Highlands, fossil insects
THE FAMILY POLYSTOECHOTIDAE is now a relict group
represented by only four species belonging to three
genera: Polystoechotes Burmeister, 1839, Platysto-
echotes Carpenter, 1940, and Fontecilla Nava“s, 1932,
whicharerestrictedtotheNewWorld(Oswald1998).
Although fossils of this family are few and controver-
sial, occurrences in the Mesozoic of insects referable

  

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

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine