Propiestus archaicus, the first Mesozoic amber inclusion of piestine rove beetles and its evolutionary and biogeographical significance (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Piestinae)

Published on Aug 3, 2019in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology2.31
· DOI :10.1080/14772019.2018.1517282
Shûhei Yamamoto11
Estimated H-index: 11
(FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History),
Edilson Caron5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná),
Sidnei Bortoluzzi3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)
View in Source
Fossil records of piestine rove beetles are very limited, with only two definite species from Mesozoic Chinese compressions, a single taxon from mid-Eocene Baltic amber and a doubtful Oligocene compression fossil from France. Here, a remarkable new genus and species, Propiestus archaicus gen. et sp. nov., is described based on a well-preserved individual in Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber from northern Myanmar (Cenomanian, c. 99 Ma). It represents the first piestine fossil found in Mesozoic amber. The fine morphological characters preserved as an amber inclusion enable a confident systematic placement within the subfamily based on both our detailed observations and phylogenetic analyses. The resulting trees revealed a strongly supported sister-group relationship with the extant genus Piestus, comprising all currently known piestine species from the Neotropical region and one from the Nearctic. Our new discovery is congruent with a hypothesis of the Gondwanan affinity of insects found from Burmese amber. Co...
  • References (51)
  • Citations (5)
#1Janina L. Kypke (Wild Center)H-Index: 1
#2Alexey Solodovnikov (Wild Center)H-Index: 12
Last.Dagmara Żyła (Wild Center)H-Index: 5
view all 5 authors...
6 CitationsSource
#1Hao Wu (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 1
#2Liqin Li (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
Last.Ming Ding (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 1
view all 3 authors...
5 CitationsSource
#1Mariana Chani-Posse (CONICET: National Scientific and Technical Research Council)H-Index: 5
#2Alfred F. Newton (FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 20
Last.Alexey Solodovnikov (Wild Center)H-Index: 12
view all 4 authors...
5 CitationsSource
1 CitationsSource
#1George Poinar (OSU: Oregon State University)H-Index: 26
23 CitationsSource
#1Shûhei Yamamoto (Kyushu University)H-Index: 11
#2Munetoshi Maruyama (Kyushu University)H-Index: 10
9 CitationsSource
#1Edmund A. Jarzembowski (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 12
#2Bo Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 37
Last.Daran Zheng (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 7
view all 3 authors...
7 CitationsSource
#1Chenyang Cai (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 13
#2Diying Huang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 21
6 CitationsSource
#1Paweł Jałoszyński (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 10
#2Shûhei Yamamoto (Kyushu University)H-Index: 11
Last.Yui Takahashi (University of Tsukuba)H-Index: 5
view all 3 authors...
11 CitationsSource
#1Lida Xing (China University of Geosciences)H-Index: 19
#2Jingmai K. O’Connor (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 26
Last.Ming Bai (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 16
view all 7 authors...
26 CitationsSource
Cited By5
#1Boris M. Kataev (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
#2Alexander G. Kirejtshuk (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 13
Last.Boris A. Anokhin (RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 9
view all 4 authors...
#1Shûhei Yamamoto (FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 11
#1Zhenhua Liu (SYSU: Sun Yat-sen University)H-Index: 3
#2Erik TihelkaH-Index: 1
Last.Hong Pang (SYSU: Sun Yat-sen University)H-Index: 12
view all 8 authors...
1 CitationsSource
#1Shûhei Yamamoto (FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 11
#2Yui TakahashiH-Index: 5
3 CitationsSource