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Volume 15, issue 2
Foss. Rec., 15, 103–113, 2012
https://doi.org/10.1002/mmng.201200008
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Foss. Rec., 15, 103–113, 2012
https://doi.org/10.1002/mmng.201200008
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  01 Aug 2012

01 Aug 2012

Miamia maimai n. sp., a new Pennsylvanian stem-orthopteran insect, and a case study on the application of cladotypic nomenclature

O. Béthoux1,2, J. Gu1, Y. Yue3, and D. Ren1 O. Béthoux et al.
  • 1College of Life Sciences, Capital Normal University, 105 Xisanhuanbeilu, Haidian District, Beijing 100048, China
  • 240 rue d'Aveillans, 38770 La Motte d'Aveillans, France
  • 3College of Life Sciences, Ningxia University, 539 West Helanshan Road, Xixia District, Yinchuan 750021, China

Abstract. A new stem-orthopteran insect assignable to the – traditional – genus and the – cladotypic-defined – taxon Miamia Dana, 1864 is described based on abundant material collected from the Xiaheyan locality (Ningxia, China; Early Pennsylvanian). Intra-specific wing venation variability in Miamia maimai n. sp. is appreciated based on wing pairs of single individuals, and on a complete series of conditions. Rare variants are reported. Details of head and leg morphology are documented: the new species possesses a five-segmented tarsus provided with paired claws and arolium, and labial palps with at least four segments, probably five. The nomenclatural section is conducted under the cladotypic nomenclatural procedure, but in a way largely consistent with the traditional usage. This experiment demonstrates that a combination composed of a "genus level-taxon" name previously associated with a definition and type material (e.g. Miamia), a specific epithet (e.g. maimai), and authorship information (e.g. Béthoux et al. 2012), with further mention to "Miamia maimai" or "M. maimai", provides a suitable reference to the species under all nomenclatural procedures, including the traditional one.

doi:10.1002/mmng.201200008

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