Fossil Record 22(2): 73-76, doi: 10.5194/fr-22-73-2019
An insect wing discovered in the Early Permian Taiyuan Formation (Shanxi Province, China)
expand article infoJin Wang, Olivier Béthoux§, Dong Ren|, Yingying Cui
‡ Shanxi Museum of Geology, Taiyuan, China§ CR2P (Centre de Recherche en Paléontologie – Paris), MNHN – CNRS – Sorbonne Université, 57 rue Cuvier, CP38, 75005, Paris, France| College of Life Sciences and Academy for Multidisciplinary Studies, Capital Normal University, 105 Xisanhuanbeilu, Haidian District, Beijing 100048, China¶ South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China
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The first discovery of an insect wing from the TaiyuanFormation, near Yangquan City, Shanxi Province, China, is described. Thecombination of its wing venation characters makes it difficult to assignit to any known major Paleozoic group. The comparison is made among thenew material, stem-Orthoptera species, and “fossil Grylloblattodea”. Furtherinvestigation on fossil insects from this locality is needed.