Paleontological Journal

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 428–432 | Cite as

The oldest members of the families Aeolothripidae and Thripidae (Insecta: Thysanoptera) from the Lower Cretaceous of Transbaikalia

  • A. S. ShmakovEmail author


Fusithrips crassipes Shmakov, gen. et sp. nov. (Aeolothripidae) and Convexithrips robustus Shmakov, gen. sp. nov. (Thripidae), the oldest members of these families, are described from the Lower Cretaceous of the Baissa locality. This allowed the improvement of the time of emergence of the Recent Thysanoptera assemblage, which includes phloeothripids along with aeolothripids and thripids.

Key words

Thysanoptera Aeolothripidae Thripidae new taxa Lower Cretaceous Transbaikalia Russia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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