Australian Museum Journal Further Triassic insects from Brookvale, N.S.W. (orders Orthoptera Saltatoria, Protorthoptera, Perlaria)

Shortform:
Riek, 1954, Rec. Aust. Mus. 23(4): 161–168
Author(s):
Riek, E. F.
Year published:
1954
Title:
Further Triassic insects from Brookvale, N.S.W. (orders Orthoptera Saltatoria, Protorthoptera, Perlaria)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
23
Issue:
4
Start page:
161
End page:
168
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.23.1954.630
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xi
Date published:
25 June 1954
Cover date:
25 June 1954
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA; TRIASSIC; FOSSIL
Digitized:
22 April 2009
Available online:
22 July 2009
Reference number:
630
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (70kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1716kb PDF)

Abstract

An earlier paper on the fossil insects of this series dealt with the Mecoptera, while this paper covers the remainder of the insects, with the exclusion of the Homoptera-Copeognatha and Blattaria and some doubtful fragments.

As with the Mecoptera, some of the specimens are beautifully preserved, notably the forewing of Prohagla superba, which shows clearly the wing pigmentation pattern.

The Orthopteroid fauna is dominated by the very large and highly modified Olathrotitan which, although considered within the Orthoptera Saltatoria, has a most curious stridulatory apparatus. It is very interesting also to record two quite distinct Protorthoptera from Triassic strata. Perlaria are recorded from the Upper Permian strata of Belmont, so it is not surprising to find them in this Triassic fauna, particularly as these two localities are less than one hundred miles apart.

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