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Accepted by B. Ernest: 8 Sep. 2009; published: 7 Oct. 2009 51 ISSN 1175-5326 (print edition)
 

Summary: Accepted by B. Ernest: 8 Sep. 2009; published: 7 Oct. 2009 51
ZOOTAXA
ISSN 1175-5326 (print edition)
ISSN 1175-5334 (online edition)Copyright 2009 Magnolia Press
Zootaxa 2249: 5162 (2009)
www.mapress.com/zootaxa/ Article
New Cimbrophlebiidae (Insecta: Mecoptera) from the Early Eocene at McAbee,
British Columbia, Canada and Republic, Washington, USA
S. BRUCE ARCHIBALD
Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada.
E-mail: sba48@sfu.ca
Abstract
Four new scorpionfly species of the family Cimbrophlebiidae (Mecoptera) are described in the genus Cimbrophlebia
Willmann from two localities of the far-western North American Early Eocene Okanagan Highlands: C. flabelliformis
sp. n. and C. leahyi sp. n. from McAbee, British Columbia, Canada; and C. brooksi sp. n. and C. westae, sp. n. from
Republic, Washington, U.S.A. A further, partially preserved specimen of a large cimbrophlebiid from McAbee is treated
as Cimbrophlebia sp. A. This is the first record of the extinct family in the Western Hemisphere, which was previously
known with confidence from the Early Eocene of Denmark (C. bittaciformis Willmann) and the Jurassic of Germany
(Malmocimbrophlebia buergeri Bechly & Schweigert and an undescribed genus and species); Telobittacus fragosus
Zhang from Early Cretaceous of China may also belong to the family. These Okanagan Highlands occurrences further

  

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

 

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