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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Riek, 1954, Rec. Aust. Mus. 23(4): 161–168
Author
E. F. Riek
Year
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
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