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Published: 2022-04-29

Revision of the Oligocene pamphiliid genus and species Tapholyda caplani (Cockerell, 1933)

Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB) Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, EPHE, Université des Antilles, CP50, 57 rue Cuvier, F-75005 Paris, France; Université Rennes, CNRS, Géosciences Rennes, UMR 6118, F-35000, Rennes, France; CNRS, UMR 5554 Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution de Montpellier, Place Eugène Bataillon, F-34095, Montpellier, France


student, PHD

College of Life Sciences, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang 330022, China
College of Life Sciences, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang 330022, China
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB) Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, EPHE, Université des Antilles, CP50, 57 rue Cuvier, F-75005 Paris, France
Cockerell Insecta Hymenoptera Juralydinae Pamphilioidea ‘Symphyta’ systematic


The position of the enigmatic Oligocene pamphiliid genus and species Tapholyda caplani (Cockerell, 1933) is revised based on new specimens from the late Oligocene of the Creede Formation (Colorado, USA). The study of the wing venation and body characters indicate affinities with the fossil subfamily Juralydinae. The species is transferred to the latter accordingly. We revise the diagnoses of the Juralydinae and Tapholyda caplani. We designate a lectotype for the species and provide an interpretative drawing of its forewing venation. The placement of Tapholyda caplani in the Juralydinae extends the temporal range of the subfamily to the Oligocene.


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