Dany Azar
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Publications 52
#1Romain Garrouste (University of Paris)H-Index: 10
#2Thomas Schubnel (University of Paris)H-Index: 1
Last.André Nel (University of Paris)H-Index: 88
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Abstract The oldest Nabidae, Cretanazgul camillei gen. et sp. nov., is described from the mid Cretaceous Burmese amber and attributed to the extant subfamily Prostemmatinae. This new record is in accordance with the emergence of the Nabidae between 150 and 130 Ma. This new fossil should help to precise future dating of this family. As the amber area of Myanmar was probably an island of the Thetys Ocean during the mid-Cretaceous, originating from the Gondwana, it is possible that the Nabidae have...
#1Sibelle MaksoudH-Index: 6
#2Bruno GranierH-Index: 16
Last.Dany AzarH-Index: 21
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Abstract In Lebanon and neighbouring countries, the Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary was conventionally located at the boundary between “uppermost Jurassic” limestones, below, and “Neocomian” sandstones, above. A holostratigraphic approach based on micropalaeontology, macropaleontology, sedimentology, and sequence stratigraphy helps to redefine it more accurately. Due to the lack of any evidence for the occurrence of Berriasian strata, the hiatus related to erosion and non-deposition is there assume...
#2Christopher TolandH-Index: 1
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#1Ricardo Pérez-de la Fuente (University of Oxford)H-Index: 10
#2Michael S. Engel (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 37
Last.Enrique Peñalver (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España)H-Index: 18
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#1Peter VršanskýH-Index: 12
#2Hemen Sendi (Comenius University in Bratislava)H-Index: 3
Last.Thierry Garcia (RAFAEL: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems)H-Index: 1
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Abstract Among insects, 236 families in 18 of 44 orders independently invaded water. We report living amphibiotic cockroaches from tropical streams of UNESCO BR Sumaco, Ecuador. We also describe the first fossil aquatic roach larvae (6 spp.; n = 44, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) from the most diverse tropical Mesozoic sediments (Middle Jurassic Bakhar Fm in Mongolia, Kimmeridgian Karabastau Fm in Kazakhstan; Aptian Crato Fm in Brazil), and the Barremian Lebanese and Cenomanian Myanmar ambers. Tropic-limited oc...
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#1Dmitry E. Shcherbakov (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 8
#2Dany Azar (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 7
The first find of Trichoceridae in the Mesozoic of Gondwana and in Cretaceous ambers worldwide, Ewaurista pusilla gen. et sp. nov. is separated into Ewauristinae subfam. nov. demonstrating some venational traits in common with Limoniidae and a peculiar sexual dimorphism. The diagnosis of Trichoceridae is emended, and relationships of the family are discussed.
#1Peter Vršanský (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
#2Lucia Šmídová (Charles University in Prague)H-Index: 3
Last.Günter BechlyH-Index: 12
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Myrmecophilous and termitophilous interactions likely contributed to the competitive advantage and evolutionary success of eusocial insects, but how these commensal and parasitic relationships originated is unclear due to absence of fossil records. New extinct cockroaches of the still living family Blattidae are reported here from the Cretaceous Myanmar amber (99 Ma) and are the earliest known inhabitants of complex ant nests, demonstrating that this specialised myrmecophily originated shortly a...
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#1Dany Azar (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 7
#2Sibelle Maksoud (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 6
Last.André Nel (University of Paris)H-Index: 88
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Abstract A new hawker dragonfly Libanoliupanshania mimi gen. et sp. nov. is described and illustrated from the lower upper Cenomanian of Hjoula (Lebanon). Its discovery shows that the Cretaceous family Liupanshaniidae, currently recorded from South America and Eurasia, was also present in the Arabo-African Cretaceous paleocontinent. Also a new ‘libelluloid’ family Libanocorduliidae fam. nov. is described and illustrated on the basis of the new genus and species Libanocordulia debiei gen. et sp. ...
#1Marina Hakim (USTC: University of Science and Technology of China)
#2Diying Huang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 21
Last.Dany Azar (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 7
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Lepidopsocids are well diversified in recent fauna, but fossil records remain very scarce. Echmepteryx (Loxopholia) dominicanus sp. nov. from Dominican amber is herein described and illustrated. This species is attributed to subfamily Lepidopsocinae Enderlein, 1903 and assigned to genus Echmepteryx Aaron, 1886. This new record is the second oldest lepidopsocid. It is also the first species in this family to be described from Dominican amber and the only fossil record of Lepidopsocinae.
#1Dany Azar (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 7
#2Jacek Szwedo (University of Gdańsk)H-Index: 14
Last.Diying Huang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 21
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Palaeoentomology started in the late XVIII th century, shortly after the 10 th edition of Linnaeus’ Systema Naturae (the foundation of modern taxonomy), when papers on the curiosities of insects entombed in fossil resins were published. The beginning of XIX th century (with the growing interest in geological sciences and prehistoric life) witnessed the first attempts to study and describe insects from sedimentary rocks. This discipline then developed during the XIX th and beginning of the XX th ...
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