A Review of Necrotauliids from the Triassic/Jurassic of England (Trichoptera: Necrotauliidae)

Richard Kelly, Andrew Ross, Robert Coram

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Abstract

Species previously attributed to Necrotauliidae are revised from the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic of England based on examination of type specimens and non-type material. The necrotauliids have been considered as a basal family of caddisflies (Trichoptera) or as a paraphyletic assemblage of stem-amphiesmenopterans. Herein a new genus, Austaulius, is erected which includes all Lilstock FormationLower Lias material from England; the previously described species are synonymized with A. furcatus and a new species, A. haustrum, is described from the Dorset Coast, the holotype of which preserves synapomorphic traits of the Trichoptera not previously described suggesting that the family is trichopteran. The type genus remains Necrotaulius and type species N. parvulus (Geinitz, 1884) from the type locality of Dobbertin, Germany. One species of Necrotaulius is represented in the UK, N. parvulus, which is found in the Upper Lias.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6706120
Number of pages12
JournalPsyche: A Journal of Entomology
Volume2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2018

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