Australian Museum Journal New fossil insect wings (Protohemiptera, family Mesotitanidae)

Shortform:
McKeown, 1937, Rec. Aust. Mus. 20(1): 31–37
Author(s):
McKeown, Keith C.
Year published:
1937
Title:
New fossil insect wings (Protohemiptera, family Mesotitanidae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
20
Issue:
1
Start page:
31
End page:
37
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.20.1937.565
Language:
English
Plates:
plates iv–vii
Date published:
15 May 1937
Cover date:
15 May 1937
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA; TRIASSIC: MIDDLE; FOSSIL
Digitized:
13 May 2009
Available online:
16 July 2009
Reference number:
565
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (3394kb PDF)

Abstract

The present paper contains descriptions of a new genus and two species of fossil insects of the family Mesotitanidae, Order Protohemiptera from the Middle Triassic beds of Beacon Hill, Brookvale, N. S. Wales. They occur in a lenticular mass of shale, about twenty-five feet in thickness, enclosed in the Hawkesbury Sandstone. From the same beds a large series of fishes has been obtained; these have been described by Dr. R. T. Wade. I have also included notes on a fossil wing of Mesotitan scullyi Till., which is in a more complete state of preservation than the type specimen.

A few notes regarding Clatrotitan andersoni, sp. nov., and its discovery will be of interest. The fossil was collected by Mr. W. Bass, foreman of a brick quarry at Beacon Hill, Brookvale, near Manly, to whose interest this Museum has been indebted for many interesting specimens from time to time. From Mr. Bass the specimen was obtained by Dr. C. Anderson, Director of the Australian Museum.