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New subfamily of ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Platypodidae) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber

Published on Oct 4, 2018in Historical Biology1.49
· DOI :10.1080/08912963.2018.1528446
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)
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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 oldest documented ambrosia beetle that demonstrates glandular sac mycangia containing yeast-like propagules and hyphal fragments.
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#1George O. Poinar (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 6
#2Alex E. Brown (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 9
Last.Andrei A. Legalov (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 12
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#1Andrei A. Legalov (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 12
#2Dany Azar (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 6
Last.Alexander G. Kirejtshuk (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 12
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#1George Poinar (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 26
#2Alex E. Brown (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 9
Last.Andrei A. Legalov (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 12
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