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Two new ancient griffenflies (Insecta: Odonatoptera) from the Namurian of Ningxia, China

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Two new ancient griffenflies, members of the Qilianshan Entomofauna from the Namurian B-C (Upper Carboniferous) of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, are described. One species, Sinierasiptera jini Zhang, Hong & Su, sp.n., is placed in a new family Sinierasipteridae within Neodonatoptera, and the other, Paragilsonia orientalis Zhang, Hong & Su, sp.n., in Meganeuridae (Tupinae). The phylogenetic position of the new family Sinierasipteridae is discussed.

Affiliations: 1: d Beijing Museum of Natural History, Beijing 100050, P. R. China


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