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Phylogeny and geological history of the cynipoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Cynipoidea) ; American Museum novitates, no. 3583

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dc.contributor.author Liu, Zhiwei, 1962 Apr. 15- en_US
dc.contributor.author Engel, Michael S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Grimaldi, David A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-18T14:04:04Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-18T14:04:04Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5876
dc.description 48 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 43-46). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The geological history of the wasp superfamily Cynipoidea is reviewed, with the description of various new taxa, being mostly in late Cretaceous amber from New Jersey and Canada. The various fossil lineages are incorporated into a phylogenetic analysis of the superfamily, and their implications for understanding the evolution of the group are explored. The following new taxa or taxonomic changes are proposed (authorship of all taxa is Liu and Engel): Protimaspidae, new family; Stolamissidae, new family; Stolamissus, new genus; Stolamissus mirabilis, new species; Proliopterinae, new subfamily; Proliopteron, new genus; Proliopteron redactus, new species; Goeraniinae, new subfamily; Goerania, new genus; Goerania petiolata, new species; Micropresbyteria, new genus; Micropresbyteria caputipressa, new species; Anteucoila, new genus; Anteucoila delicia, new species; Jerseucoila, new genus; Jerseucoila plesiosoma, new species; Syneucoila, new genus; Syneucoila magnifica, new species; Tanaoknemus, new genus; Tanaoknemus ecarinatus, new species; Kinseycynips, new genus; Kinseycynips succinea (Kinsey), new combination. The extinct family Rasnicynipidae is newly transferred to Figitidae and classified as a basal subfamily therein (Rasnicynipinae, status novus). The Gerocynipidae, its type genus Gerocynips, and the type species upon which they are founded, Gerocynips zherichini, are found to be nomenclaturally unavailable. Gerocynips zherichini is regarded as a nomen nudum; the genus as newly validated is Gerocynips, new genus (with G. siberica Kovalev as type species); and the family as validated is Gerocynipidae, new family. The fossil records of Cynipoidea are summarized"--P. 2. 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. 3583 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3583, 2007 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Wasps, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gall wasps -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gall wasps -- Evolution. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cynipoidea -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cynipoidea -- Evolution. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Wasps, Fossil -- New Jersey. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Wasps, Fossil -- Canada. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects, Fossil -- New Jersey. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects, Fossil -- Canada. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amber fossils -- New Jersey. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amber fossils -- Canada. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cretaceous -- New Jersey. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cretaceous -- Canada. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- New Jersey. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Canada. en_US
dc.title Phylogeny and geological history of the cynipoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Cynipoidea) ; American Museum novitates, no. 3583 en_US
dc.title.alternative Evolution of Cynipoidea 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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