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Qitianniu zhihaoi gen. et sp. nov.: The first cerambycid beetle found in Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Chrysomeloidea)

Published on Jul 1, 2017in Cretaceous Research 1.93
· DOI :10.1016/j.cretres.2017.03.030
Mei-Ying Lin1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Ming Bai15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract
Abstract A new cerambycid beetle ( Qitianniu zhihaoi gen. et. sp. nov.) is described on the basis of a single specimen embedded in Cretaceous Burmese amber (ca. 99 Ma). Unusual characteristics are hairy antennae and large lateral eyes, a pronotum with lateral margin, and sinuate protibiae. Based on a phylogenetic analysis, the systematic position of Qitianniu is still uncertain and we provisionally place it as Cerambycidae incertae sedis .
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Published on Apr 1, 2017in Cretaceous Research 1.93
Paweł Jałoszyński8
Estimated H-index: 8
(American Museum of Natural History),
Adam J. Brunke7
Estimated H-index: 7
(American Museum of Natural History)
+ 2 AuthorsMing Bai15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract The Mastigitae is a small supertribe of ant-like stone beetles that currently includes nine extant and five extinct genera. Extinct taxa are known within tribes Clidicini and Mastigini; the latter with one genus discovered in Baltic amber. For the first time, a Mesozoic genus of the tribe Mastigini is described, Clidicostigus arachnipes Jaloszynski, Brunke and Bai, gen. et sp. nov., from Cenomanian Burmese amber. The new taxon shares an enlarged and spiny scape and pedicel with its exta...
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Published on Mar 1, 2017in Organisms Diversity & Evolution 2.37
Ming Bai15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Ruie Nie1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 3 AuthorsXing-Ke Yang14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
The first fossil Athyreini in the subfamily of Bolboceratinae from the family of Geotrupidae, †Amberathyreus beuteli Bai et Zhang gen. et sp. nov., is described based on a specimen from the mid-Cretaceous Myanmar (Burmese) amber from northern Myanmar. Its external morphology (including 3D reconstruction of the head and pronotum) was analyzed and compared with all known genera of Athyreini. †Amberathyreus’ close relationship between Athyreini and Bolboceratini is supported. †Amberathyreus was lik...
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Published on Dec 1, 2016in Current Biology 9.25
Lida Xing18
Estimated H-index: 18
(China University of Geosciences),
Ryan C. McKellar5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Regina)
+ 11 AuthorsAlexander P. Wolfe47
Estimated H-index: 47
(University of Alberta)
Summary In the two decades since the discovery of feathered dinosaurs [1–3], the range of plumage known from non-avialan theropods has expanded significantly, confirming several features predicted by developmentally informed models of feather evolution [4–10]. However, three-dimensional feather morphology and evolutionary patterns remain difficult to interpret, due to compression in sedimentary rocks [9, 11]. Recent discoveries in Cretaceous amber from Canada, France, Japan, Lebanon, Myanmar, an...
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Published on Nov 1, 2016in Gondwana Research 5.66
Ming Bai15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Rolf G. Beutel41
Estimated H-index: 41
(University of Jena)
+ 3 AuthorsBenjamin Wipfler16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract A new insect species († Alienopterus brachyelytrus Bai, Beutel, Klass, Wipfler et Zhang gen. et sp. nov. ) of a new order and family is described, based on a single male embedded in Cretaceous Burmese amber (ca. 99 Ma). Unusual characters are shortened forewings combined with fully developed, operational hindwings, similar as in Dermaptera, and specialized attachment pads otherwise only found in mantophasmatodeans (heelwalkers). A cladistic analysis suggests a placement as sister to Man...
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Published on Nov 1, 2016in Nature Communications 12.35
Lida Xing18
Estimated H-index: 18
(China University of Geosciences),
Ryan C. McKellar5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Regina)
+ 10 AuthorsMartinGLockley38
Estimated H-index: 38
(University of Colorado Denver)
Our knowledge of Cretaceous plumage is limited by the fossil record itself: compression fossils surrounding skeletons lack the finest morphological details and seldom preserve visible traces of colour, while discoveries in amber have been disassociated from their source animals. Here we report the osteology, plumage and pterylosis of two exceptionally preserved theropod wings from Burmese amber, with vestiges of soft tissues. The extremely small size and osteological development of the wings, co...
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Published on Oct 1, 2016in Current Biology 9.25
Ivo de Sena Oliveira9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Ming Bai15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 5 AuthorsGeorg Mayer23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Kassel)
Summary The anomalous occurrence of supposedly Gondwanan taxa in Laurasian-derived regions remains an intriguing chapter of paleobiogeographical history. Representatives of Peripatidae, a major subgroup of velvet worms (Onychophora), show a disjointed distribution in the neotropics, tropical Africa, and Southeast Asia, the latter being the only landmass previously associated with Laurasia [1, 2]. The arrival of these animals in Southeast Asia is explained by two alternative, albeit not mutually ...
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Published on Oct 1, 2016in Systematic Entomology 4.24
Stephanie Haddad4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Memphis),
Duane D. McKenna15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Memphis)
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Published on Sep 1, 2016in Cretaceous Research 1.93
Stéphane Boucher1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Ming Bai15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 2 AuthorsXing-Ke Yang14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract A new family of Scarabaeoidea is revealed from the Cretaceous amber of Myanmar (earliest Cenomanian, near 100 Ma), on a series of males and females, most in perfect condition. Passalopalpidae fam. nov., Passalopalpus cheni gen. et sp. nov., are probably extinct since a long time. Observations were made on the whole body (head, thorax, abdomen) and appendages (mouthparts, antennae, legs, wings). Most characters are remarkable and plesiomorphic, compared to Passalidae Leach, as well as to...
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Published on Mar 1, 2016in Organisms Diversity & Evolution 2.37
Ming Bai15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Weiwei Zhang7
Estimated H-index: 7
+ 2 AuthorsXing-Ke Yang14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
The Hybosoridae is a cosmopolitan family of Scarabaeoidea that is most diverse in the tropics. Up to now, all published Mesozoic hybosorids were compression fossils, except for one from Lebanon amber which is incomplete. A new species, Hybosorus ocampoi Bai et Zhang sp. nov., of Hybosoridae (Scarabaeoidea) is described and illustrated based on one well-preserved Myanmar amber specimen. The phylogenetic position of H. ocampoi was analyzed by employing 117 morphological characters and 44 extant/ex...
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Published on Jan 1, 2015in Cretaceous Research 1.93
Yali Yu5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Capital Normal University),
Adam Ślipiński7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
+ 3 AuthorsDong Ren25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Capital Normal University)
Abstract Pre-Cenozoic representatives of the coleopteran family Cerambycidae are practically little known. The discovery of a well-preserved fossil of longhorn beetle in the Lower Cretaceous (about 122 Ma) lacustrine deposits of the Yixian Formation in Western Liaoning, China, is the second record of Mesozoic Cerambycidae. We assign this specimen to a new genus and species, Sinopraecipuus bilobatus gen. et sp. nov., but are unable to place it with confidence in any existing subfamily of Cerambyc...
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Published on Feb 16, 2019in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 2.33
Sha Li3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Yuanyuan Lu3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 3 AuthorsMing Bai15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
A new subfamily of Scarabaeidae, †Electrorubesopsinae Bai & Wang subfam. nov., is described from Cretaceous amber of Myanmar (earliest Cenomanian, ∼100 Ma) as the possible sister group of Dynamopodinae. †Electrorubesopsis beuteli Bai & Wang gen. et sp. nov. is the first species of this subfamily, which has probably been long extinct. Its external morphology was analysed and compared with all known genera of Dynamopodinae. A phylogenetic analysis based on 82 morphological characters suggests its ...
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Published on Feb 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research 1.93
Yun Hsiao1
Estimated H-index: 1
(National Taiwan University),
Chia-Lung Huang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(National Taiwan Normal University)
Abstract A new genus and species of ripiphorid beetle is described based on a female specimen preserved in Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian, ca. 99 Ma) amber from northern Myanmar, under the name of Spinotoma ruicheni gen. et sp. nov. It belongs to the extant Pelecotominae and represents the second documented occurrence of this subfamily in the Late Cretaceous. This new taxon is morphologically distinguishable in Pelecotominae by the combination of following characters: eyes oval, without incision; ...
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