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A new damsel-dragonfly from the Lower Jurassic of northwestern China and its paleobiogeographic significance

Zheng Daran, Andre Nel, Wang Bo, Edmund A. Jarzembowski, Chang Suchin and Zhang Haichun
A new damsel-dragonfly from the Lower Jurassic of northwestern China and its paleobiogeographic significance
Journal of Paleontology (May 2016) 90 (3): 485-490

Abstract

A new species of the Lower Jurassic genus Dorsettia Whalley, 1985 is described from the Lower Jurassic Badaowan Formation of the Junggar Basin, northwestern China, as Dorsettia sinica new species. It provides additional morphological characters for this genus and is the earliest Jurassic dragonfly in China after the end-Triassic extinction. The occurrence of Dorsettia in England and northwestern China indicates that the end-Triassic extinction probably did not have a drastic influence on damsel-dragonflies, or that the dispersal of damsel-dragonflies was relatively quick during the earliest Jurassic.


ISSN: 0022-3360
EISSN: 1937-2337
Coden: JPALAZ
Serial Title: Journal of Paleontology
Serial Volume: 90
Serial Issue: 3
Title: A new damsel-dragonfly from the Lower Jurassic of northwestern China and its paleobiogeographic significance
Affiliation: University of Hong Kong, Department of Earth Sciences, Hong Kong, China
Pages: 485-490
Published: 201605
Text Language: English
Publisher: Paleontological Society, Lawrence, KS, United States
References: 40
Accession Number: 2016-085184
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. col., sketch map
N45°40'00" - N45°40'00", E84°45'00" - E84°45'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, FRA, FranceChinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CHN, China
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, The Paleontological Society. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201641
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