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.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
McKeown, 1937, Rec. Aust. Mus. 20(1): 31–37
Author
Keith C. McKeown
Year
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
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13 May 2009
Available Online
16 July 2009
Reference Number
565
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