The first Mesozoic Zoraptera (Insecta). American Museum novitates ; no. 3362

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dc.contributor.author Engel, Michael S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Grimaldi, David A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:42:44Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:42:44Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2915
dc.description 20 p. : ill. (1 col.) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-20). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The earliest representatives of the polyneopteran insect order Zoraptera are described and figured. Four species, representing both alate and apterous morphs, are preserved in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Burma) and are the first fossil records of the order from the Old World and the Mesozoic. Zorotypus cretatus, new species, is represented by an apterous individual of indeterminate sex whereas Z. nascimbenei, new species, is represented by an alate female and Z. acanthothorax, new species, is known from an alate male. Xenozorotypus burmiticus, new genus and species, is represented by an alate male and possesses distinct plesiomorphies suggesting that it may be sister to all other zorapterans (Recent and extinct). Based on some peculiar apomorphies of the metafemoral and terminalic structure as well as wing venation it is placed in a separate genus. These species, particularly Z. cretatus, Z. acanthothorax, and Z. nascimbenei, are remarkably similar to living zorapterans, which indicates antiquity of the genus Zorotypus and the order, the latter perhaps Lowermost Mesozoic in origin. Phylogeny and classification of Polyneoptera is briefly reviewed, and a list of zorapterans and their distributions is updated along with general comments on the evolution of the order"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3362 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3362, 2002 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Zoraptera. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects, Fossil -- Burma -- Kachin State. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cretaceous -- Burma -- Kachin State. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Burma -- Kachin State. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amber fossils -- Burma -- Kachin State. en_US
dc.title The first Mesozoic Zoraptera (Insecta). American Museum novitates ; no. 3362 en_US
dc.title.alternative Mesozoic Zoraptera en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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