Eur. J. Entomol. 109 (2): 281-288, 2012 | DOI: 10.14411/eje.2012.036

The earliest fossil flower bugs (Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha: Cimicoidea: Vetanthocoridae) from the Middle Jurassic of Inner Mongolia, China

Wenjing HOU1, Yunzhi YAO*,1,2, Weiting ZHANG1, Dong REN1
1 Key Lab of Insect Evolution and Environmental Changes, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China; e-mails: houwenjing7555@163.com; yaoyz100@gmail.com; zhangweitinghao@163.com; rendong@mail.cnu.edu.cn
2 State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS, Nanjing 210008, China

One new genus with two new fossil species, Pumilanthocoris gracilis gen. n. sp. n. and P. obesus gen. n. sp. n., which were found in the Middle Jurassic Jiulongshan Formation of Inner Mongolia, China, are described and illustrated. These are the earliest fossil records of Vetanthocoridae.

Keywords: Heteroptera, Vetanthocoridae, fossil, Middle Jurassic, Inner Mongolia

Received: August 12, 2011; Accepted: November 1, 2011; Published: April 5, 2012

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