Branding/Logomark minus Citation Combined Shape Icon/Bookmark-empty Icon/Copy Icon/Collection Icon/Close Copy 7 no author result Created with Sketch. Icon/Back Created with Sketch. Match!

New species of fossil oribatid mites (Acariformes, Oribatida), from the Lower Cretaceous amber of Spain

Published on Aug 1, 2016in Cretaceous Research 2.12
· DOI :10.1016/j.cretres.2016.02.009
Antonio Arillo15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Luis S. Subías7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Alba Sánchez-García4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Barcelona)
Cite
Abstract
Abstract Mites are relatively common and diverse in fossiliferous ambers, but remain essentially unstudied. Here, we report on five new oribatid fossil species from Lower Cretaceous Spanish amber, including representatives of three superfamilies, and five families of the Oribatida. Hypovertex hispanicus sp. nov. and Tenuelamellarea estefaniae sp. nov. are described from amber pieces discovered in the San Just outcrop (Teruel Province). This is the first time fossil oribatid mites have been discovered in the El Soplao outcrop (Cantabria Province) and, here, we describe the following new species: Afronothrus ornosae sp. nov., Nothrus vazquezae sp. nov., and Platyliodes sellnicki sp. nov. The taxa are discussed in relation to other fossil lineages of Oribatida as well as in relation to their modern counterparts. Some of the inclusions were imaged using confocal laser scanning microscopy, demonstrating the potential of this technique for studying fossil mites in amber. A table, including all the known Mesozoic oribatid mites preserved in amber, is included.
  • References (13)
  • Citations (4)
Cite
References13
Newest
Published on Jan 1, 2015in Cretaceous Research 2.12
Eduardo Barrón18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Instituto Geológico y Minero de España),
Daniel Peyrot10
Estimated H-index: 10
+ 5 AuthorsMª José Comas-Rengifo1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Complutense University of Madrid)
Abstract The Lower Cretaceous deposits of the southern margin of the Basque-Cantabrian basin (northern Spain) are characterised by continental deposits interbedded with amber-bearing marine-influenced facies. These facies crop out in various localities and have yielded well-preserved palynological assemblages. The palynoflora is dominated by gymnosperm pollen grains, and shows relatively diversified spore content but scarce dinoflagellate cysts. The palynofloral evidence and regional geological ...
34 Citations Source Cite
Published on Feb 29, 2012in Systematic & Applied Acarology 1.73
Antonio Arillo15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Luis S. Subías7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Umukusum Ya. Shtanchaeva6
Estimated H-index: 6
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
A new fossil species, Trhypochthonius lopezvallei sp. nov. (Trhypochthoniidae), is described based on one specimen preserved in amber from the San Just outcrop (Teruel Province, Spain) believed to be Albian in age. A comparison with Recent and fossil Trhypochthoniidae is given. A new name, Sachalinbates, is proposed to replace Sachalinella (a fossil oribatid genus described from Sakhalin Paleocene amber) which is preoccupied.
13 Citations Source Cite
Published on Oct 1, 2010in Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 1.67
Uxue Villanueva-Amadoz8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Zaragoza),
Denise Pons12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UPMC: Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University)
+ 2 AuthorsLuis Miguel Sender9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Zaragoza)
Abstract The most complete angiospermous palynological assemblage for the middle–earliest late Albian of north-eastern Spain is reported from the Middle Member of the Escucha Formation at the San Just site. Nine palynological samples yielded mainly monosulcates ( Clavatipollenites , Dichastopollenites , Hammenia , Jusinghipollis , Liliacidites , Pennipollis including proposed new species P. escuchensis , Retimonocolpites , and Transitoripollis ) and a few tricolpates ( Phimopollenites , Rousea ,...
35 Citations Source Cite
Published on Aug 1, 2010in Acta Geologica Sinica-english Edition
María Najarro7
Estimated H-index: 7
,
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...
47 Citations Source Cite
Published on May 1, 2010in Paleontological Journal 0.72
Antonio Arillo15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Luis S. Subías7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Umukusum Ya. Shtanchaeva6
Estimated H-index: 6
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
A new fossil genus and species of oribatid mite, Cretaceobodes martinezae gen. et sp. nov., belonging to the family Otocepheidae is described. The new species is preserved in a piece of amber from the San Just outcrop (Teruel Province, Spain), which is believed to be Albian in age. The new genus is compared with the extant genus Carabocepheus Berlese, 1910 and its relationships with the superfamilies Otocepheoidea and Carabodoidea are discussed. Carabocepheidae is regarded as a junior synonym of...
7 Citations Source Cite
Published on Apr 1, 2009in Cretaceous Research 2.12
Antonio Arillo15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Luis S. Subías7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Umukusum Ya. Shtanchaeva6
Estimated H-index: 6
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
A new fossil species of oribatid mite, Ametroproctus valeriae sp. nov., belonging to the family Ametroproctidae is described. The new species is preserved in a piece of amber from the San Just outcrop in Teruel Province, Spain, which is believed to be Albian in age. Comparison is made between the new species and extant species of the family.
11 Citations Source Cite
Published on Jan 1, 2009in Geologica Acta 1.15
María Najarro7
Estimated H-index: 7
,
Enrique Peñalver17
Estimated H-index: 17
+ 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...
52 Citations Source Cite
Published on Dec 3, 2008in Systematic & Applied Acarology 1.73
Antonio Arillo15
Estimated H-index: 15
,
Luis S. Subías7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Umukusum Ya. Shtanchaeva6
Estimated H-index: 6
A new species of fossil oribatid mite, Ommatocepheus nortoni sp. nov. (Acariformes, Oribatida), is described from the Spanish Lower Cretaceous. The fossil is preserved in amber found in a new outcrop near Salinillas de Buradon (Province of Alava, northern Spain). It represents the first bioinclusion found at this locality and the third oribatid species described from Spanish Cretaceous amber.
7 Citations Source Cite
Published on Oct 1, 2007in Cretaceous Research 2.12
Enrique Peñalver17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Instituto Geológico y Minero de España),
Xavier Delclòs18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Barcelona),
Carmen Soriano13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Barcelona)
A new amber outcrop has been found recently in a bed of lutite within the Escucha Formation near the village of Utrillas (Teruel Province), Spain. This new fossil site, which has been named San Just, contains an exceptional quantity of amber remains associated with fossilized wood and leaves of probable araucarian origin, and is dated as EarlyeMiddle Albian (Early Cretaceous). The amber is physically and chemically similar to other Spanish Early Cretaceous ambers. Values of IRTF are also similar...
60 Citations Source Cite
Published on Jan 1, 2007in Comptes Rendus Palevol 1.82
Xavier Delclòs18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Barcelona),
Antonio Arillo15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Complutense University of Madrid)
+ 6 AuthorsVicente M. Ortuño13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Alcalá)
Abstract Amber-bearing deposits are a specific kind of fossil bioaccumulation that preserves exceptionally well palaeobiological information from the past. The present article discusses the ‘state of the art’ of the knowledge of certain Spanish amber-bearing deposits from the Cretaceous (Albian-Cenomanian). A bibliographic compilation of previous studies, together with new discoveries, shows the existence of over 100 amber localities; nevertheless, only in seven of these have arthropod inclusion...
111 Citations Source Cite
Cited By4
Newest
Published on Sep 1, 2018in Geoheritage 2.60
Ana Rodrigo3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Instituto Geológico y Minero de España),
Enrique Peñalver17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Instituto Geológico y Minero de España)
+ 2 AuthorsXavier Delclòs18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Barcelona)
All the amber outcrops of the Iberian Peninsula are Lower Cretaceous in age and, in the case of Spain, some of them have provided important arthropod specimens preserved as bioinclusions. These Spanish localities are rich in fossil taxa of phylogenetic relevance and evidence of both paleoecological interactions and paleobehaviors are also abundant. Despite their high heritage interest, the actions conducted to their protection and management have been very unequal. In some cases, only the generi...
Source Cite
Published on Feb 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research 2.12
Antonio Arillo15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Vladimir Blagoderov2
Estimated H-index: 2
(National Museums Scotland),
Enrique Peñalver17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Instituto Geológico y Minero de España)
Abstract A new species of the extinct family Archizelmiridae, Burmazelmira grimaldii n. sp. (Diptera: Sciaroidea), is described from the Spanish Lower Cretaceous (upper Albian) amber of San Just outcrop in the Maestrazgo Basin (Province of Teruel) based on two complete specimens. A comparison with the only previously known species of the genus, Burmazelmira aristica Grimaldi, Amorim and Blagoderov, 2003, is provided. The new species is diagnosed based on antennal features. One of the flies is pa...
3 Citations Source Cite
Published on Nov 1, 2017in Journal of Arachnology 1.19
Paul A. Selden28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Capital Normal University),
Dong Ren25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Capital Normal University)
Abstract Fossils from the mid-Cretaceous (c. 99 Ma) Myanmar (Burma) amber include all extant orders of Arachnida, including the earliest representatives of Schizomida, Parasitiformes, and Palpigradi. Schizomids are figured from Burmese amber herein for the first time. The most abundant and diverse arachnid order is the Araneae, with 38 families, 93 genera, and 165 species recorded to date. The araneofauna is dominated by haplogynes and palpimanoids, whilst araneoids are rare and members of the R...
10 Citations Source Cite
Published on Sep 5, 2017in PeerJ 2.35
Alba Sánchez-García4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Barcelona),
André Nel85
Estimated H-index: 85
+ 1 AuthorsMónica M. Solórzano Kraemer7
Estimated H-index: 7
Source Cite