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Are contemporary whiteflies “living fossils”? Morphology and systematic status of the oldest representatives of the Middle-Late Jurassic Aleyrodomorpha (Sternorrhyncha, Hemiptera) from Daohugou

Department of Zoology, University of Silesia, 9, Bankowa Street, PL40-007 Katowice, Poland
Department of Zoology, University of Silesia, 9, Bankowa Street, PL40-007 Katowice, Poland
3 USDA/APHIS/NIS, 10300 Baltimore Ave, BARC-West, Bldg. 005, Rm 09A, Beltsville, MD 20705
State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Center for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
Hemiptera Sinicoselis gen. nov. Sinicoselis weberi gen. and sp. nov. whiteflies Bernaeinae Middle-Late Jurassic Daohugou taxonomy


A new genus Sinicoselis gen. nov., with new species Sinicoselis weberi gen. and sp. nov. is described from Middle-Upper Jurassic, Daohugou Bed, Inner Mongolia, China. It is the oldest representative of whiteflies placed in the subfamily Bernaeinae. Its morphological features and taxonomic position with respect to other aleyrodids from the subfamilies Bernaeinae and Udamoselinae are briefly discussed.


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