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A new weevil, Burmorhinus georgei gen. et sp. nov. (Coleoptera; Curculionidae) from the Cretaceous Burmese amber

Published on Apr 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research2.12
· DOI :10.1016/j.cretres.2017.11.002
Andrei A. Legalov12
Estimated H-index: 12
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
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Abstract A new weevil, Burmorhinus georgei gen. et sp. nov. from the tribe Arthrostenini (Curculionidae: Erirhininae) is described from Cretaceous Burmese amber. The new genus is similar to the genus Thecorhinus Faust, 1887 but differs from the latter in having the body lacking wide scales, the tibiae being slightly widened at the apex, with large spurs, and weakly laminate tarsal claws. It is distinguished from the genus Arthrostenus Schoenherr, 1826 in the body lacking wide scales, the tibiae not serrate along the inner edge, but with large apical spurs, a small uncus with indistinct groups of setae and weakly laminate tarsal claws. This is first fossil record of the tribe Arthrostenini.
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Published on Sep 1, 2017in Cretaceous Research2.12
George O. Poinar6
Estimated H-index: 6
(OSU: Oregon State University),
Alex E. Brown9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of California, Berkeley),
Andrei A. Legalov12
Estimated H-index: 12
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
Abstract A new weevil, Aepyceratus hyperochus gen. et sp. nov., Aepyceratinae subfam. nov., is described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. The new subfamily differs from the previous Mesozoic subfamilies Brenthorrhininae, Eobelinae, Cretonemonychinae and Paleocartinae by the short lateral pronotal carina, stark convex eyes and basal antennal insertion. From the subfamilies Rhinorhynchinae and Cimberidinae, it is distinguished by the short lateral pronotal carina, exodontous mandibles and basal ...
Published on Nov 6, 2016in Ukrainian Journal of Ecology
George Poinar26
Estimated H-index: 26
(OSU: Oregon State University),
Alex E. Brown9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of California, Berkeley),
Andrei A. Legalov12
Estimated H-index: 12
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
A new tribe, Mekorhamphini trib. n., two new genera Mekorhamphus gen. n. and Habropezus gen. n. and two new species ( M . gyralommus sp. n. and H . plaisiommus sp. n.) are described from Burmese amber. The new tribe resembles the tribe Mesophyletini but differs from the latter by possessing contiguous procoxal cavities and very wide elytra with regular striae. From the tribe Anchineini, it differs by the contiguous procoxal cavities, precoxal portion of the prosternum elongated, and swollen troc...
Published on Dec 1, 2015in Paleontological Journal0.72
Andrei A. Legalov12
Estimated H-index: 12
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
All known extinct species of Mesozoic and Cenozoic weevils are listed. Ten species of Obrienioidea and 895 Curculionoidea species are recognized, including 88 Nemonychidae, 43 Anthribidae, 44 Ithyceridae, 65 Scolytidae, 12 Belidae, 67 Brentidae, 508 Curcuionidae, 45 Rhynchitidae, six Attelabidae, and 16 Platypodidae. The Triassic beds have yielded six fossil species; Jurassic, 64; Jurassic–Cretaceous boundary, 2; Cretaceous, 105; Paleogene, 510; Neogene, 190; and Pleistocene–Holocene, 22 (5 are ...
Published on Nov 1, 2015in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution3.99
Bjarte H. Jordal21
Estimated H-index: 21
Abstract Platypodinae is a peculiar weevil subfamily of species that cultivate fungi in tunnels excavated in dead wood. Their geographical distribution is generally restricted, with genera confined to a single continent or large island, which provides a useful system for biogeographical research. This study establishes the first detailed molecular phylogeny of the group, with the aim of testing hypotheses on classification, diversification, and biogeography. A phylogeny was reconstructed based o...
Published on Jul 4, 2015in Historical Biology1.49
Andrei A. Legalov12
Estimated H-index: 12
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences),
George Poinar26
Estimated H-index: 26
(OSU: Oregon State University)
Two new tribes in the Curculionoidea are described as the Anchineini Poinar and Legalov, n. trib. (Ithyceridae: Carinae) and Paleocryptorhynchini Poinar and Legalov, n. trib. (Curculionidae: Erirhininae). The genus Anchineus Poinar and Brown, 2009, n. placem. is transferred from the subfamily Curculioninae of the family Curculionidae to the subfamily Carinae of the family Ithyceridae. The genus Paleocryptorhynchus Poinar, 2009, n. placem. is transferred from the subfamily Cryptorhynchinae to the...
Published on Jan 1, 2015in Cretaceous Research2.12
Iwona Kania6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Bo Wang17
Estimated H-index: 17
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Jacek Szwedo13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Museum and Institute of Zoology)
Abstract A new species of Dicranoptycha from Burmese amber (lowermost Cenomanian, Upper Cretaceous) is described, Dicranoptycha burmitica sp. nov. The morphology comparison with their closest recent and fossil relatives is provided. The distribution of fossil representatives of Dicranoptycha is presented and their morphological traits discussed.
Published on Dec 1, 2014in Paleontological Journal0.72
V. G. Gratshev3
Estimated H-index: 3
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences),
Andrei A. Legalov12
Estimated H-index: 12
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
The Mesozoic stage in the evolution of the family Nemonychidae is studied. The phylogeny and morphology of this family are considered; 80 species of 42 genera are recorded in the Mesozoic fauna. The group is reviewed. Diagnoses and descriptions are made. Keys to taxa are given. New genera, Cratonemonyx Legalov, gen. nov. (with the type species Cratonemonyx martinsnetoi Legalov, sp. nov.), and Baissimberis Gratshev et Legalov, gen. nov. (with the type species Baissimberis prodigiosus Gratshev et ...
Published on Sep 3, 2014in Historical Biology1.49
Andrei A. Legalov12
Estimated H-index: 12
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
Five new genera, Turononemonyxn. gen. (type species: Turononemonyxsamsonovin. sp.) (Nemonychidae: ? Cretonemonychinae: ? Cretonemonychini), Falsotanaosn. gen. (type species: Falsotanaos convexusn. sp.), Pretanaosn. gen. (type species: Pretanaosocularisn. sp.), Longotanaosn. gen. (type species: Longotanaosrasnitsynin. sp.) from Brentidae: Apioninae: Tanaini) and Turonerirhinusn. gen. (type species: Turonerirhinuskaratavensisn. sp.) from Curculionidae (Erirhininae: Erirhinini), and seven new speci...
Published on Apr 28, 2014in ZooKeys1.14
Steven R. Davis14
Estimated H-index: 14
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Michael S. Engel36
Estimated H-index: 36
The first fossil nemonychid (Nemonychidae) in Burmese amber, belonging to the subfamily Rhinorhynchinae, is described and figured as Burmonyx zigrasi Davis & Engel, gen. n. and sp. n. While this specimen also comprises the first definitive record of the subfamily in the Asian continent, other compression fossils exist at least from the Yixian Formation of China and the Karatau site of Kazakhstan which may also deserve placement within this group. Although several important areas of the body are ...
Published on Jan 2, 2014in Historical Biology1.49
Andrei A. Legalov12
Estimated H-index: 12
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)
A new tribe, Palaeoerirhinini Legalov, n. tribe, two new genera, Cretotanaos Legalov, n. gen. (type species: Cretotanaosbontsaganensis n. sp.) (Curculionidae: Erirhininae) and Palaeoerirhinus Legalov, n. gen. (type species: Palaeoerirhinusponomarenkoi n. sp. (Brentidae Apioninae) and five new species, C. bontsaganensis Legalov, n. sp., P.latus Legalov, n. sp., P. thompsoni Legalov, n. sp., P. longirostris Legalov, n. sp. and P. ponomarenkoi Legalov, n. sp. from the Bon-Tsagaan locality (Mongolia...
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Published on Dec 20, 2018in Diversity
Dave J. Clarke3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Ajay Limaye1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsRolf G. Oberprieler11
Estimated H-index: 11
Only a few weevils have been described from Burmese amber, and although most have been misclassified, they show unusual and specialised characters unknown in extant weevils. In this paper, we present the results of a study of a much larger and more diverse selection of Burmese amber weevils. We prepared all amber blocks to maximise visibility of structures and examined these with high-magnification light microscopy as well as CT scanning (selected specimens). We redescribe most previously descri...
Published on Oct 4, 2018in Historical Biology1.49
George O. Poinar6
Estimated H-index: 6
(OSU: Oregon State University),
Fernando E. Vega34
Estimated H-index: 34
(USDA: United States Department of Agriculture),
Andrei A. Legalov12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Altai State University)
ABSTRACTAn ambrosia beetle described as Palaeotylus femoralis n. gen et sp. belonging to a new subfamily (Palaeotylinae n. subfam.: Coleoptera: Platypodidae) is described from Cretaceous Burmese amber. It differs from other subfamilies by the loose antennal club, 6-articled funicle, coarsely faceted eyes, tibiae with teeth at apex, bilobed meso- and meta-tarsomeres 2 and 3 and tarsomere 1 shorter than tarsomeres 2–4 combined. This is the first described Platypodidae from Burmese amber and the ol...
Published on Sep 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research2.12
Alexander G. Kirejtshuk12
Estimated H-index: 12
(CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique),
Philipp E. Chetverikov9
Estimated H-index: 9
(SPbU: Saint Petersburg State University)
Abstract The present paper describes a new genus and species, Sorodites angustipes, that represents the first nitidulid found in Cretaceous Burmese amber. It is assigned to the Soronia -generic complex (subfamily Nitidulinae, tribe Nitidulini). This specimen differs from all known members of the family by its subcylindrical to cylindrical tarsomere 3 (not lobed as in most members of the family), the pro- and mesotarsi with lobed tarsomeres 1 and 2, and also from all members of the subfamily Niti...
Published on Jul 30, 2018in Historical Biology1.49
Andrei A. Legalov12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Altai State University)
ABSTRACTIn this article, two new tribes, Burmomaceratini n. trib. with type genus Burmomacer n. gen. and Burmocorynini n. trib. with type genus Burmocorynus n. gen., two new genera, Burmomacer n. gen. with type species Burmomacer kirejtshuki n. sp. and Burmocorynus n. gen. with type species Burmocorynus jarzembowskii n. sp. and two new species, Burmomacer kirejtshuki n. sp. and Burmocorynus jarzembowskii n. sp. of the families Nemonychidae and Belidae from Cretaceous Burmese amber are described ...
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