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A new corydiid cockroach with large holoptic eyes in Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber (Blattodea: Corydiidae: Euthyrrhaphinae)

Published on Apr 1, 2019in Cretaceous Research2.12
· DOI :10.1016/j.cretres.2018.12.018
Lu Qiu3
Estimated H-index: 3
(SWU: Southwest University),
Zong-Qing Wang3
Estimated H-index: 3
(SWU: Southwest University),
Yan-Li Che3
Estimated H-index: 3
(SWU: Southwest University)
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Abstract A new corydiid cockroach, Magniocula apiculata gen. et sp. nov., is described and illustrated based on a well-preserved specimen in Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber. Magniocula is placed in the extant subfamily Euthyrrhaphinae based on the small pubescent body, large clypeus surpassing the distal border of the antennal sockets, and two spines at apex of the front femur. However, this new genus is unique among Euthyrrhaphinae for its holoptic eyes. This is the second corydiid species found in Cretaceous Burmese amber, which highlights the palaeodiversity of the family Corydiidae in the mid-Cretaceous.
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Biologia0.73
Peter Vršanský1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Lucia Šmídová3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Charles University in Prague)
+ 14 AuthorsXiaojie Lei1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Myrmecophilous and termitophilous interactions likely contributed to the competitive advantage and evolutionary success of eusocial insects, but how these commensal and parasitic relationships originated is unclear due to absence of fossil records. New extinct cockroaches of the still living family Blattidae are reported here from the Cretaceous Myanmar amber (99 Ma) and are the earliest known inhabitants of complex ant nests, demonstrating that this specialised myrmecophily originated shortly a...
Published on Dec 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research2.12
Xin-Ran Li2
Estimated H-index: 2
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Diying Huang18
Estimated H-index: 18
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract Here we describe a new corydiid cockroach, Nodosigalea burmanica gen. et sp. nov., from the middle Cretaceous Burmese amber. The well-preserved specimens exhibit a typical habitus of Corydiidae, and are characterized by nodulous pronotum, distinct wing venation and unique tarsi, the hind ones of which have different ventral structures from the fore- and midlegs. The combination of adhesive fore- and midtarsi and propulsive hindtarsi suggests a particular life style of the new genus. The...
Published on Oct 29, 2018in Zootaxa0.99
Lu Qiu3
Estimated H-index: 3
(SWU: Southwest University),
Yang-Li Che1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SWU: Southwest University),
Zong-Qing Wang3
Estimated H-index: 3
(SWU: Southwest University)
The cockroach genus Eupolyphaga is revised. Twenty species and two subspecies are recognized, with thirteen species and two subspecies are new to science: E. daweishana sp. nov., E. dongi sp. nov., E. fengi sp. nov., E. hanae sp. nov., E. hupingensis sp. nov., E. maculata sp. nov., E. nigrifera sp. nov., E. nigrinotum sp. nov., E. pilosa sp. nov., E. robusta sp. nov., E. shennongensis sp. nov., E. wooi sp. nov., E. xuorum sp. nov., E. everestiana reni subsp. nov., and E. fengi yongshengensis sub...
Published on Jun 11, 2018in Journal of Natural History0.84
Lu Qiu3
Estimated H-index: 3
(SWU: Southwest University),
Yan-Li Che3
Estimated H-index: 3
(SWU: Southwest University),
Zong-Qing Wang3
Estimated H-index: 3
(SWU: Southwest University)
Published on Apr 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research2.12
Zi-Wei Yin5
Estimated H-index: 5
(SHNU: Shanghai Normal University),
Chenyang Cai13
Estimated H-index: 13
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Diying Huang18
Estimated H-index: 18
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
The tribe Scydmaenini represents one of the most successful modern groups of the ant-like stone beetles (Scydmaeninae), displaying a high degree of species diversity (>750 species) and morphological disparity. Surprisingly, direct fossil evidence crucial for elucidating the origin and early evolution of Scydmaenini is lacking. This gap of knowledge is of particular interest as the Cretaceous origin of other major scydmaenine lineages, e.g. , Mastigini, Eutheiini, Cephenniini, and Glandulariini, ...
Published on Dec 1, 2017in Scientific Reports4.01
Zongqing Wang4
Estimated H-index: 4
(SWU: Southwest University),
Yan Shi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(SWU: Southwest University)
+ 2 AuthorsNathan Lo39
Estimated H-index: 39
(USYD: University of Sydney)
Cockroaches are among the most recognizable of all insects. In addition to their role as pests, they play a key ecological role as decomposers. Despite numerous studies of cockroach phylogeny in recent decades, relationships among most major lineages are yet to be resolved. Here we examine phylogenetic relationships among cockroaches based on five genes (mitochondrial 12S rRNA, 16S rRNA, COII; nuclear 28S rRNA and histone H3), and infer divergence times on the basis of 8 fossils. We included in ...
Published on Apr 1, 2017in Cretaceous Research2.12
Lucia Šmídová3
Estimated H-index: 3
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Xiaojie Lei2
Estimated H-index: 2
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract Only seven adult cockroaches have been described from Mesozoic amber. Balatronis cretacea gen. et sp. nov. from the Cenomanian burmite is the most ancient member of the type cockroach family Blattidae and the only one recorded from Cretaceous strata. Individuals represented by immature and adults (n = 14, 4) constitute 3.2 per cents of all Myanmar amber cockroaches surveyed by us – indicating habits close to source trees supported with bark body pattern (absent in sedimentary fossils). ...
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Cretaceous Research2.12
Tao Chen (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences), Shaohua Liu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)+ 1 AuthorsLei Chen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract The Blattulidae is an extinct family of cosmopolitan Mesozoic cockroaches with a low generic diversity. Habroblattula laiyangensis sp. nov. from the Lower Cretaceous Laiyang Formation of Shandong Province of China with well-preserved both hind wings is only closely related to the H. drepanoides Wang, Liang & Ren, 2007 from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation, sharing the venation pattern, while being significantly smaller, and provides new characteristics of ancient Blattulidae. In ad...
Published in Cretaceous Research2.12
Xin-Ran Li2
Estimated H-index: 2
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Diying Huang18
Estimated H-index: 18
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract Nocticolidae are delicate cockroaches, characterized by simple but unique wing venation. They are included in Corydioidea with Corydiidae. No fossil of this family was reported. Here we describe a stem member of Nocticolidae, Crenocticola burmanica gen. et sp. nov., from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Its morphology appears plesiomorphic for Nocticolidae, and exhibits transitional form between crown Nocticolidae and Latindiinae (in Corydiidae). Placing Crenocticola in stem Nocticolidae i...
Published on Jul 1, 2019in Cretaceous Research2.12
Abstract Mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar, also known as “burmite”, has produced 1013 species of which 693 are Insects. The Mesozoic cockroach record is rich, with thousands of specimens that show diverse ecological adaptations. Cretaceous cockroaches in amber have been reported from Lebanon, Taimyr, New Jersey and France. Cockroaches from Myanmar amber are represented by at least 74 species, of which 14 are formally described. Spinaeblattina with S. myanmarensis gen. et sp. nov. and S. yixiane...
Published on May 29, 2019in Biologia0.73
Jan Hinkelman (SAV: Slovak Academy of Sciences)
Morphological insect-insect mimicry is known from few Cretaceous cockroaches and a beetle. Formicamendax vrsanskyi gen. et sp. n. (Blattaria, Alienopteridae) shows myrmecomorph features such as an elongated, smooth and black body, simple fenestrated hindwing, legs lacking protective spines. Elbowed or “geniculate “antenna is a typical character of advanced ants and weevils used for different forms of communication. Together with reduced mouthparts and specialized palps still preserved grasping f...
Published on May 15, 2019
Lu Qiu3
Estimated H-index: 3
(SWU: Southwest University),
Zhi-Bin Yang (Dali University)+ 1 AuthorsYan-Li Che3
Estimated H-index: 3
(SWU: Southwest University)
SummaryThis article presents the diversity of cockroach family Corydiidae from China. Epipolyphaga wukong Qiu, Che et Wang, n. gen., n. sp., is described. Habitus and detailed characters of the new taxa are illustrated. A comparison between the new genus and the morphologically similar genus Eupolyphaga Chopard is given. The genus Tivia Walker and the species Eucorydia westwoodi (Gerstaecker) are newly recorded from China. The Corydioidea chapter in Cockroaches of Southeastern China by Liu et al...