[Taxacom] ISE - new subject issue on Cretaceous Insects

krogmann, lars lars.krogmann at smns-bw.de
Sun Jul 24 02:52:20 CDT 2011

Dear Ken and John,

When I used the phrase "Golden Age of Insect Evolution" for the Cretaceous I
was certainly not referring to the "ordinal diversity" of insects but to
their "family diversity". As you correctly noted all of the insect orders
originated before the Cretaceous. However, the vast majority of Recent
insect "families" (many others are dealt with in the subject issue!)
originated (i.e. experienced their Golden Age...) in the Cretaceous.



2011/7/24 Kenneth Kinman <kennethkinman at webtv.net>

> Dear All,
>      Order Coxoplectoptera contains very weird insects (some people are
> even calling them "Frankensteins").  But if they arose around the time
> of mayflies (Carboniferous), why have they not been found in the
> Carboniferous, Permian, Triassic, or Jurassic?  Is there simply a very
> long ghost lineage, perhaps because they never left South America?  Or
> is it a exgroup which evolved from another (paraphyletic) Order sometime
> between the Carboniferous and Cretaceous?  I don't have access the
> article, so don't know if the authors addressed this issue.
>       I am also curious why the editors of this volume call the
> Cretaceous "the Golden Age" of insect evolution.  Although there was a
> proliferation of lower level taxa during the Cretaceous (especially in
> those insects  co-evolving with angiosperms), the vast majority of
> insect Orders arose in the Carboniferous and Permian, so I would tend to
> regard the late Paleozoic as their "Golden Age".
>         --------Ken Kinman
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> Lars Krogmann wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> I am happy to announce that Insect Systematics & Evolution
> (<http://www.brill.nl/ise>http://www.brill.nl/ise) has published its new
> subject issue, which is titled The Cretaceous - The Golden Age of Insect
> Evolution.
> ISE 42-2 comprises 9 original research papers in which significant
> fossils from eight different insect orders are described and
> phylogenetically interpreted. The feature article comprises the
> description of a new fossil insect order, the Coxoplectoptera. This
> article was released today at 6 a.m. (EST) during a press conference at
> the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart, Germany (please find the
> media alert attached).
> The 2010 impact factor for ISE has further increased and is now 1.0.
> Submissions are welcome any time under:
> <http://www.editorialmanager.com/ise/>http://www.editorialmanager.com/ise/
> Best wishes,
> Lars Krogmann
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