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Data from: Ovipositor and mouthparts in a fossil insect support a novel ecological role for early orthopterans in 300 million years old forests

Lu Chen, Alexander Blanke, Jun-Jie Gu, Qiang Yang, Dong Ren & Olivier Béthoux
A high portion of the earliest known, Pennsylvanian, insect fauna is composed of the so-called ‘lobeattid insects’, which systematic affinities and role as foliage feeders remain debated. We investigated hundreds of samples of a new lobeattid species from the Xiaheyan locality using a combination of photographic techniques, including Reflectance Transforming Imaging, and geometric morphometrics, to document its morphology, and infer its phylogenetic position and ecological role. Ctenoptilus frequens sp. nov. possessed a sword-shaped ovipositor whose...

Micro-CT data from: Maternal care in mid-Cretaceous lagonomegopid spiders

Xiangbo Guo, Paul Selden & Dong Ren
This dataset contains the raw Micro-CT data and a 3D CT reconstruction of a piece of Burmese amber CNU009432 from "Guo, X., Selden, P. and Ren, D. (2021) Maternal care in mid-Cretaceous lagonomegopid spiders. Proc. R. Soc. B.". These data shows the maternal care behaviour of an adult female lagonomegopid spider guarding her egg sac. Maternal care benefits the survival and fitness of offspring often at a cost to the mother's future reproduction and has...

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