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New data on Miocene butterflies in Dominican amber (Lepidoptera, Riodinidae and Nymphalidae) with the description of a new nymphalid ; American Museum novitates, no. 3519

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dc.contributor.author Penalver Molla, Enrique. en_US
dc.contributor.author Grimaldi, David A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-16T20:39:09Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-16T20:39:09Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5796
dc.description 17 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-17). en_US
dc.description.abstract "A new, virtually complete and well-preserved female specimen of Voltinia dramba Hall, Robbins, and Harvey, 2004 (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae) provides new data on this fossil species, and a new fossil species of the Recent genus of Nymphalidae Dynamine Hubner, 1819 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) is described as Dynamine alexae n.sp., on the basis of a male specimen. The two species are preserved in Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic. Dynamine alexae n.sp. represents the first adult nymphalid butterfly found as a fossil in amber. The four taxa of butterflies found up to the present in Dominican amber indicate post-Miocene extinctions in Hispaniola, probably caused by insularization. The butterflies found in Dominican amber do not support a hypothesis of a Gondwanan origin for many butterfly tribes and subfamilies as previously proposed; we conclude that this hypothesis is implausible based on the age of the butterflies as inferred from the fossil record. Some palaeoecologic and taphonomic questions are discussed"--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. 3519 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3519, 2006 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Voltinia dramba. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dynamine alexae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amber fossils -- Dominican Republic. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Butterflies, Fossil -- Dominican Republic. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects, Fossil -- Dominican Republic. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Miocene -- Dominican Republic. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleoecology -- Miocene -- Dominican Republic. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Dominican Republic. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleoecology -- Dominican Republic. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Taphonomy -- Dominican Republic. en_US
dc.title New data on Miocene butterflies in Dominican amber (Lepidoptera, Riodinidae and Nymphalidae) with the description of a new nymphalid ; American Museum novitates, no. 3519 en_US
dc.title.alternative Miocene amber butterflies en_US
dc.type text 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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