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Diverse new scale insects (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) in amber from the Cretaceous and Eocene with a phylogenetic framework for fossil Coccoidea. (American Museum novitates, no. 3823)

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dc.contributor.author Vea, Isabelle M.
dc.contributor.author Grimaldi, David A.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-20T17:20:43Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-20T17:20:43Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6575
dc.description 80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract Coccoids are abundant and diverse in most amber deposits around the world, but largely as macropterous males. Based on a study of male coccoids in Lebanese amber (early Cretaceous), Burmese amber (Albian-Cenomanian), Cambay amber from western India (early Eocene), and Baltic amber (mid-Eocene), 16 new species, 11 new genera, and three new families are added to the coccoid fossil record: Apticoccidae, n. fam., based on Apticoccus Koteja and Azar, and including two new species A. fortis, n. sp., and A. longitenuis, n. sp.; the monotypic family Hodgsonicoccidae, n. fam., including Hodgsonicoccus patefactus, n. gen., n. sp.; Kozariidae, n. fam., including Kozarius achronus, n. gen., n. sp., and K. perpetuus, n. sp.; the first occurrence of a Coccidae in Burmese amber, Rosahendersonia prisca, n. gen., n. sp.; the first fossil record of a Margarodidae sensu stricto, Heteromargarodes hukamsinghi, n. sp.; a peculiar Diaspididae in Indian amber, Normarkicoccus cambayae, n. gen., n. sp.; a Pityococcidae from Baltic amber, Pityococcus moniliformalis, n. sp., two Pseudococcidae in Lebanese and Burmese ambers, Williamsicoccus megalops, n. gen., n. sp., and Gilderius eukrinops, n. gen., n. sp.; an Early Cretaceous eitschatidae, Pseudoweitschatus audebertis, n. gen., n. sp.; four genera considered incertae sedis, Alacrena peculiaris, n. gen., n. sp., Magnilens glaesaria, n. gen., n. sp., and Pedicellicoccus marginatus, n. gen., n. sp., and Xiphos vani, n. gen., n. sp. Interpretation of fossil coccoids is supported by a parsimony phylogenetic analysis based on 174 morphological characters (both adult males and females) and 112 taxa (69 Recent and 43 extinct). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3823. en_US
dc.subject Homoptera, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject Scale insects. en_US
dc.subject Amber fossils. en_US
dc.subject Paleoentomology. en_US
dc.subject Cretaceous. en_US
dc.subject Eocene. en_US
dc.subject Phylogeny. en_US
dc.title Diverse new scale insects (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) in amber from the Cretaceous and Eocene with a phylogenetic framework for fossil Coccoidea. (American Museum novitates, no. 3823) en_US
dc.title.alternative Scale insects in amber with phylogeny for fossil Coccoidea. 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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