Permian Insect Wing from Antarctic Sentinel Mountains

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Science  27 Jun 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3887, pp. 1529-1530
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3887.1529


A homopterous insect wing was found in micaceous graywacke from the Polarstar Formation, Sentinel Mountains. The unusual venation is reminiscent of family Stenoviciidae known from the Permian and Triassic of Eastern Australia and elsewhere. This first documented account of Paleozoic insects in Antarctica bears on drift questions.

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