New Eoptychoptera (Insecta: Diptera, Ptychopteridae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain

Published on Mar 1, 2016in Cretaceous Research 1.93
· DOI :10.1016/j.cretres.2015.10.013
Elena D. Lukashevich6
Estimated H-index: 6
Antonio Arillo14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Complutense University of Madrid)
Abstract A new species, Eoptychoptera cantabrica sp. nov . is described from the Albian El Soplao amber-bearing deposits based on a single male with an elongated proboscis, unknown among extant members of Ptychopteridae. It represents the youngest record of the species-diverse genus Eoptychoptera. A pupa of Eoptychoptera sp. with a long respiratory horn, typical of extant ptychopterids, is described from Las Hoyas limestones, where adult fossil ptychopterids have yet to be discovered. A key to species of Eoptychoptera , based on wing venation, and a distribution map of Cretaceous Ptychopteridae are provided. The climatic preferences and mouthparts of Mesozoic and recent Ptychopteridae are discussed.
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Published on Jan 1, 2015in Systematic Entomology 4.24
Antonio Arillo14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Enrique Peñalver17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Instituto Geológico y Minero de España)
+ 5 AuthorsDavid A. Grimaldi38
Estimated H-index: 38
(American Museum of Natural History)
The monophyletic family Zhangsolvidae comprises stout-bodied brachyceran flies with a long proboscis and occurring only in the Cretaceous, originally known in shale from the Early Cretaceous Laiyang Formation (Fm.) in China (Zhangsolva Nagatomi & Yang), subsequently from limestones of the Early Cretaceous Crato Fm. of Brazil. Cratomyoides Wilkommen is synonymized with Cratomyia Mazzarolo & Amorim, both from the Crato Fm.; Cratomyiidae is synonymized with Zhangsolvidae. Two genera and three speci...
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Published on Jan 30, 2008in Paleontological Journal 0.61
E. D. Lukashevich4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Russian Academy of Sciences)
The history of the study of extant and extinct ptychopterids is reviewed. The morphology of the ptychopterid imago and preimaginal stages is discussed. Synonymy of Eoptychopteridae under Ptychopteridae is demonstrated. A new system of the family Ptychopteridae is proposed; it comprises the subfamilies Proptychopterininae (genus Proptychopterina), Eoptychopterinae (genera Eoptychoptera, Architendipes, Crenoptychoptera, Doptychoptera, Nedoptychoptera, Leptychoptera), Eoptychopterininae (genera Eop...
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Published on Jan 1, 2009in Geologica Acta 0.69
M. Najarro1
Estimated H-index: 1
E. Peñalver1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 4 AuthorsXavier Declós1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Barcelona)
The El Soplao site is a recently-discovered Early Albian locality of the Basque-Cantabrian Basin (northern Spain) that has yielded a number of amber pieces with abundant bioinclusions. The amber-bearing deposit occurs in a non-marine to transitional marine siliciclastic unit (Las Penosas Formation) that is interleaved within a regressive-transgressive, carbonate-dominated Lower Aptian-Upper Albian marine sequence. The Las Penosas Formation corresponds to the regressive stage of this sequence and...
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Published on Jun 16, 2008in Zootaxa 0.93
Art Borkent12
Estimated H-index: 12
This worldwide biosystematic study of Corethrellidae, with its single genus Corethrella Coquillett, provides a complete compilation of all that is known for the group, both taxonomically and bionomically. Descriptions of each species are based primarily on the adults, summarize all bionomic information, and provide a map showing its distribution. Keys to the species of each region are provided. A total of 97 extant species is recognized, with 52 of these being new. Seven fossil species are descr...
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Published on Oct 1, 2008in Systematic Entomology 4.24
Dany Azar18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Lebanese University),
Isabelle Veltz3
Estimated H-index: 3
André Nel84
Estimated H-index: 84
Abstract Mandibulate functional mouthparts are reported in males and females of the two Early Cretaceous Chironomidae (Diptera): Wadelius libanicusVeltz et al., 2007 (in Tanypodinae) and Libanochlites Brundin, 1976 (transferred from the Podonominae to the Tanypodinae). Females of Haematotanypus libanicusgen.n. et sp.n. (subfamily Tanypodinae) have mandibulate mouthparts. Although currently considered as plesiomorphic structures, the presence of such mandibulate mouthparts in these Tanypodinae an...
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Published on Sep 1, 2012in Paleontological Journal 0.61
E. D. Lukashevich4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Russian Academy of Sciences)
A phylogenetic tree is proposed for the superfamily Ptychopteroidea, reconstructed taking into account both extinct and extant taxa and based mainly on characters of wing venation.
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Published on Jan 8, 2014in Zootaxa 0.93
Guilherme Cunha Ribeiro7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Universidade Federal do ABC),
Elena D. Lukashevich2
Estimated H-index: 2
New species of Leptotarsus (Tipulidae s.str .) are described from the Early Cretaceous beds of Brazil (Santana Fm. Aptian/Albian, ca. 112 Mya) and Spain (La Huerguina Fm., Late Barremian, ca. 126 Mya), vis. L. grimaldii sp. nov., L. cretaceus sp. nov., L. martinsnetoi sp. nov . , L. buscalioniae sp. nov., L. ibericus sp. nov. and L. contractus sp. nov. Males of three species possess extremely long antennae. The fossils are the oldest representatives of the genus Leptotarsus , and the oldest know...
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Published on Oct 1, 2002in Australian Journal of Entomology
Peter S. Cranston20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of California, Davis),
Don Hd Edward1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Western Australia),
Lyn G. Cook16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Australian National University)
All life-history stages of the Australian Podonominae (Chironomidae) genus Archaeochlus Brundin are revised, providing evidence for recognition of a separate clade, named here as Austrochlus Cranston. Based on molecular and morphological evidence, the clade contains two additional species: Austrochlus parabrundini Cranston, Edward and Cook sp. n. is described from Western Australia where its granite outcrop seepage habitat and geographical range is almost identical to that of the type species Au...
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research 1.93
Ryszard Szadziewski10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Gdańsk),
Victor E. Krynicki , Wiesław Krzemiński10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Polish Academy of Sciences)
Abstract A new genus and species of female phantom midge Neuseptychoptera carolinensis gen. et sp. nov. in the fossil subfamily Eoptychopterinae is described and illustrated; this ptychopterid is from Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) amber of North Carolina. This is the first member of Eoptychopterinae from North America and the first found in Campanian age amber. We propose to treat the extinct subfamily Eoptychopterininae Lukashevich, 1995, as a junior synonym of the subfamily Eoptychopterinae Han...
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Published on Aug 4, 2018in Historical Biology 1.25
Elena D. Lukashevich6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Russian Academy of Sciences)
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