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Amber fossil Drosophilidae (Diptera), with particular reference to the Hispaniolan taxa. American Museum novitates ; no. 2880

Show simple item record Grimaldi, David A. en_US 2005-10-06T18:09:37Z 2005-10-06T18:09:37Z 1987 en_US
dc.description 23 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 23). en_US
dc.description.abstract "All the known fossils of Drosophilidae occurring in amber are treated. Neotanygastrella wheeleri, new species, is named, redescribed (cf. Wheeler, 1963) with respect to certain features, and a holotype and paratype are designated for the two specimens from Chiapas, Mexico. Seven new species are described and two others are recorded from amber of the Dominican Republic (approximately early Miocene in origin): Chymomyza primaeva; Drosophila (D.?) poinari; D. (Hirtodrosophila) paleothoracis; D. succini (incertae sedis); Miomyia io, new genus; Protochymomyza miocena, new genus; Scaptomyza dominicana; and two Drosophilinae species (A and B) incertae sedis. Relative genealogical relationships for some drosophiline genera and subgenera are briefly discussed. Illustrations and photographs of the specimens are included, as well as ideas on significance of some of the fossils for Caribbean historical biogeography. A key to amber-fossilized Drosophilidae is provided"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2880 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2880, 1987 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Drosophilidae, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects, Fossil -- Hispaniola. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amber fossils -- Hispaniola. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Hispaniola. en_US
dc.title Amber fossil Drosophilidae (Diptera), with particular reference to the Hispaniolan taxa. American Museum novitates ; no. 2880 en_US
dc.title.alternative Amber drosophilids 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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