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New family Apotomouridae fam. nov. (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from lower Cenomanian amber of Myanmar

Published on Nov 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research2.12
· DOI :10.1016/j.cretres.2018.05.007
Tong Bao1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Katarzyna S. Walczyńska1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Gdańsk)
+ 2 AuthorsJes Rust16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Bonn)
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Abstract The new family Apotomouridae fam. nov. (Coleoptera: Polyphaga: Tenebrionoidea) is described based on Multispinus multispinosus gen. et sp. nov. and Apotomoura fortiscrura gen. et. sp. nov. from Burmese amber (lower Cenomanian, ca. 99 Ma). The retractile wedge-shaped body and tarsal formula 5-5-4 placed Apotomouridae fam. nov. in Tenebrionoidea. The new family shares similarities with the Mordellidae, whereas the absence of pygidium and the combination of other microstructures assigned it more closely to the Jurassic beetle genus Wuhua . The morphological characters suggest the similar flower feeding style as to Mordellidae and Ripiphoridae, which represent the flower diet and pollinating strategy in the Tenebrionoidea.
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Nature Communications11.88
Shao-Qian Zhang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(SYSU: Sun Yat-sen University),
Li-Heng Che2
Estimated H-index: 2
(SYSU: Sun Yat-sen University)
+ 4 AuthorsPeng Zhang3
Estimated H-index: 3
(SYSU: Sun Yat-sen University)
Beetles (Coleoptera) are the most diverse and species-rich group of insects, and a robust, time-calibrated phylogeny is fundamental to understanding macroevolutionary processes that underlie their diversity. Here we infer the phylogeny and divergence times of all major lineages of Coleoptera by analyzing 95 protein-coding genes in 373 beetle species, including ~67% of the currently recognized families. The subordinal relationships are strongly supported as Polyphaga (Adephaga (Archostemata, Myxo...
Published on Mar 1, 2017in Current Biology9.19
David Peris9
Estimated H-index: 9
(James I University),
Ricardo Pérez-de la Fuente10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Harvard University)
+ 3 AuthorsConrad C. Labandeira44
Estimated H-index: 44
(UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)
Summary During the mid-Cretaceous, angiosperms diversified from several nondiverse lineages to their current global domination [1], replacing earlier gymnosperm lineages [2]. Several hypotheses explain this extensive radiation [3], one of which involves proliferation of insect pollinator associations in the transition from gymnosperm to angiosperm dominance. However, most evidence supports gymnosperm–insect pollinator associations, buttressed by direct evidence of pollen on insect bodies, curren...
Published on Jan 1, 2015in Cretaceous Research2.12
Iwona Kania6
Estimated H-index: 6
,
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 Oct 1, 2013in Cretaceous Research2.12
David Peris9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Barcelona),
Enrico Ruzzier1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)
The new tribe Mediumiugamiini (Coleoptera: Polyphaga: Tenebrionoidea: Mordellidae) is described based on Mediumiuga sinespinis gen. et sp. nov. It is a fossil beetle from Albian (Early Cretaceous) amber from the Penacerrada I outcrop (Spain). It is the first Spanish beetle described in amber. The mesotibiae and mesotarsi bearing multiple dorsalelateral ridges, running oblique, metatibiae without any dorsal or dorsalelateral ridge, only showing a subapical ridge, and metatibiae without apical spu...
Published on Mar 1, 2013in Paleontological Journal0.72
E. E. Perkovsky11
Estimated H-index: 11
(NASU: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine),
V. K. Odnosum2
Estimated H-index: 2
(NASU: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
The beetle Mordellaria friedrichi sp. nov. is described from the Baltic amber. The new species differs from extant species of the genus in the shape of the eyes and antennae and in the ratios of the length of the pygidium and length of the elytron, pronotum, and anal sternite.
Published on Mar 1, 2013in Zoology and ecology
Vitaly I. Alekseev6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Kaliningrad State Technical University)
This paper contains a review of beetle species (Coleoptera) described from Baltic amber. The compiled checklist contains 434 species from 149 extinct and 138 extant genera. At this moment, 90 families are registered. The best known and therefore most diverse families are: Staphylinidae (77 described spp.), Curculionidae (46 spp.), Carabidae (32 spp.), Scirtidae (21 spp.), Cleridae (17 spp.), Elateridae (16 spp.), Dermestidae (16 spp.) and Cerambycidae (15 spp.). Possibly, about 530 species of be...
Published on Jan 1, 2013in Frontiers in Plant Science4.11
Bo Wang17
Estimated H-index: 17
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Haichun Zhang20
Estimated H-index: 20
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Edmund A. Jarzembowski11
Estimated H-index: 11
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
The Coleoptera (beetles) constitute almost one-fourth of all known life-forms on earth. They are also among the most important pollinators of flowering plants, especially basal angiosperms. Beetle fossils are abundant, almost spanning the entire Early Cretaceous, and thus provide important clues to explore the co-evolutionary processes between beetles and angiosperms. We review the fossil record of some Early Cretaceous polyphagan beetles including Tenebrionoidea, Scarabaeoidea, Curculionoidea, ...
Published on Oct 1, 2012in Cretaceous Research2.12
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...
Published on Apr 4, 2011in ZooKeys1.14
Patrice Bouchard14
Estimated H-index: 14
,
Yves Bousquet11
Estimated H-index: 11
+ 8 AuthorsS. Adam Slipinski2
Estimated H-index: 2
We synthesize data on all known extant and fossil Coleoptera family-group names for the first time. A catalogue of 4887 family-group names (124 fossil, 4763 extant) based on 4707 distinct genera in Coleoptera is given. A total of 4492 names are available, 183 of which are permanently invalid because they are based on a preoccupied or a suppressed type genus. Names are listed in a classification framework. We recognize as valid 24 superfamilies, 211 families, 541 subfamilies, 1663 tribes and 740 ...
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Published on Apr 1, 2019
Tong Bao1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Xuesong Zhang (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)+ 2 AuthorsJes Rust16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Bonn)
Abstract Within this study the subfamily Praemordellinae is reviewed and the holotype of Praemordella martynovi Scegoleva-Barovskaja, 1929 is re-described. The genera Cretanaspis Huang and Yang, 1999, Mirimordella Liu et al., 2007, Bellimordella Liu et al., 2008 and Wuhua Wang and Zhang, 2011 is attributed to Praemordellinae. One new species, Wuhua peregrina sp. nov., is erected based on two well-preserved specimens from the Middle Jurassic Daohugou Biota (Inner Mongolia, China). The morphologic...