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

Published on Mar 1, 2016in Cretaceous Research 2.12
· DOI :10.1016/j.cretres.2015.10.013
Elena D. Lukashevich6
Estimated H-index: 6
,
Antonio Arillo15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Complutense University of Madrid)
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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 Dec 1, 2015in Russian entomological journal
K. Yu. Eskov1
Estimated H-index: 1
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences),
E. D. Lukashevich2
Estimated H-index: 2
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
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Published on Jan 1, 2015in Systematic Entomology 3.73
Antonio Arillo15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Enrique Peñalver17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Instituto Geológico y Minero de España)
+ 5 AuthorsDavid A. Grimaldi40
Estimated H-index: 40
(AMNH: 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 1, 2015in Cretaceous Research 2.12
Wiesław Krzemiński10
Estimated H-index: 10
(PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences),
Iwona Kania6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Elena D. Lukashevich6
Estimated H-index: 6
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
Abstract The first representative of the fossil Eoptychopterinae (Ptychopteridae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Santana Formation (Brazil), Eoptychoptera braziliana sp. n., is described and illustrated, based on a single specimen. The fossil is the first member of the family from South America and the first extinct Ptychopteridae from the Southern Hemisphere.
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Published on Jan 8, 2014in Zootaxa 0.99
Guilherme Cunha Ribeiro7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UFABC: Universidade Federal do ABC),
Elena D. Lukashevich1
Estimated H-index: 1
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, 2012in Cretaceous Research 2.12
Guanghai Shi4
Estimated H-index: 4
(China University of Geosciences),
David A. Grimaldi40
Estimated H-index: 40
(AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)
+ 6 AuthorsLIXianhua78
Estimated H-index: 78
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Amber from northern Myanmar has been commercially exploited for millennia, and it also preserves the most diverse palaeobiota among the worlds' seven major deposits of Cretaceous amber. Recent estimated ages vary from Albian to Cenomanian, based on palynology, an ammonoid, and Mesozoic insect taxa preserved within the amber. The burmite-bearing rock is sedimentaryand consists mainly of rounded lithic clasts (0.03w0.15 mm in diameter), with minor fragments of quartz and feldspar. Among the lithic...
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Published on Sep 1, 2012in Paleontological Journal 0.72
E. D. Lukashevich4
Estimated H-index: 4
(RAS: 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 1, 2012in Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews
Dany Azar19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Lebanese University),
André Nel85
Estimated H-index: 85
(CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
Modern Chironomidae (Nematocera, Culicomorpha) are broadly distributed on all continents. Although almost all recent adults feed on nectar and honeydew, the two living genera Austrochlus and Archaeochlus have well-developed mouthparts. The study of fossil Chironomidae with mandibulate and functional mouthparts is of great interest for the understanding of the history of the evolution of this structure in this group. Hematophagy in insects and its evolution in Chironomidae are discussed, and a hy...
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Published on Dec 1, 2011in Cretaceous Research 2.12
R. Pérez-de la Fuente1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Barcelona),
Xavier Delclòs18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Barcelona)
+ 1 AuthorsAntonio Arillo15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Complutense University of Madrid)
Abstract Three new species, Lebanoculicoides excantabris , Archiaustroconops borkenti , and Atriculicoides szadziewskii are described from the Early Cretaceous (early Albian) El Soplao amber deposit (Rabago, Cantabria, northern Spain). Protoculicoides skalskii Szadziewski and Arillo, found in the other Albian Spanish ambers from Penacerrada I (in Burgos) and San Just (in Teruel), and Austroconops sp., are identified from this new outcrop. The find of a new species of Lebanoculicoides Szadziewski...
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Published on Sep 24, 2011in ZooKeys 1.14
Elena D. Lukashevich6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Andrey A. Przhiboro7
Estimated H-index: 7
Four new species of Chironomidae with well-developed elongate proboscises are described from a Late Jurassic site Shar Teg in SW Mongolia. These are named Cretaenne rasnicyni sp. n., Podonomius blepharis sp. n., Podonomius macromastix sp. n., ?Podonomius robustus sp. n.
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Published on Aug 1, 2010in Acta Geologica Sinica-english Edition
María Najarro7
Estimated H-index: 7
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Enrique Peñalver17
Estimated H-index: 17
+ 11 AuthorsFrancisco Velasco19
Estimated H-index: 19
(UPV/EHU: University of the Basque Country)
: El Soplao outcrop, an Early Cretaceous amber deposit recently discovered in northern Spain (Cantabria), has been shown to be the largest site of amber with arthropod inclusions that has been found in Spain so far. Relevant data provided herein for biogeochemistry of the amber, palynology, taphonomy and arthropod bioinclusions complement those previously published. This set of data suggests at least two botanical sources for the amber of El Soplao deposit. The nrst (type A amber) strongly suppo...
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Published on Aug 4, 2018in Historical Biology 1.49
Elena D. Lukashevich6
Estimated H-index: 6
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research 2.12
Ryszard Szadziewski11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Gdańsk),
Victor E. Krynicki , Wiesław Krzemiński10
Estimated H-index: 10
(PAN: 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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