Extralimital fossils of the "Gondwanan" family Sphaeropsocidae (Insecta, Psocodea) ; American Museum novitates, no. 3523

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dc.contributor.author Grimaldi, David A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Engel, Michael S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-16T21:10:28Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-16T21:10:28Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5800
dc.description 18 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 16-18). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Two new species and genera of minute, coleopteriform psocopterans, family Sphaeropsocidae (Nanopsocetae), are described from fossils preserved in Cretaceous ambers: Sphaeropsocoides canadensis Grimaldi and Engel, n.gen., n.sp., from the Campanian of western Canada; and Sphaeropsocites lebanensis Grimaldi and Engel, n.gen., n.sp., from the Neocomian of Lebanon. These are the first described Mesozoic species of the family. Sphaeropsocus kuenowii Hagen in mid-Eocene Baltic amber is redescribed in detail. The 14 described Recent species of the family (in the genera Sphaeropsocopsis and Badonnelia) have natural distributions that are largely restricted to southern portions of the Southern Hemisphere, but Eocene and now Cretaceous fossils reveal a formerly global distribution of the family. Hypothesized relationships of the five genera indicate basal positions of the fossil genera, and probably an entirely Tertiary age of the Recent genera Sphaeropsocopsis and Badonnelia, which would thus be too young for these two genera to have been affected by gondwanan drift"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3523 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3523, 2006 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sphaeropsocoides canadensis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sphaeropsocites lebanensis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sphaeropsocus kuenowii. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amber fossils -- Canada, Western. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amber fossils -- Lebanon. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amber fossils -- Baltic Sea Region. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sphaeropsocidae -- Geographical distribution. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sphaeropsocidae -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects, Fossil -- Canada, Western. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects, Fossil -- Lebanon. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects, Fossil -- Baltic Sea Region. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cretaceous -- Canada, Western. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cretaceous -- Lebanon. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Eocene -- Baltic Sea Region. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Canada, Western. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Lebanon. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Baltic Sea Region. en_US
dc.title Extralimital fossils of the "Gondwanan" family Sphaeropsocidae (Insecta, Psocodea) ; American Museum novitates, no. 3523 en_US
dc.title.alternative Fossil Sphaeropsocidae en_US
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    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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