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Coniopterygidae (Neuroptera, Aleuropteryginae) in amber from the Eocene of India and the Miocene of Hispaniola. (American Museum novitates, no. 3770)

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dc.contributor.author Grimaldi, David A.
dc.contributor.author Engel, Michael S.
dc.contributor.author Nascimbene, Paul C.
dc.contributor.author Singh, Hukam.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-26T15:57:55Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-26T15:57:55Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6420
dc.description 20 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract The genus Spiloconis Enderlein is comprised of six Recent Asian and Pacific species, ranging from Sri Lanka (and possibly Madagascar) in the west to eastern Australia and Fiji in the east. Two species previously described in Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic, Spiloconis glaesaria Meinander and S. oediloma Engel and Grimaldi, are redescribed for some details. Spiloconis eominuta Grimaldi and Engel, new species, is described in earliest Eocene Cambay amber from Gujarat, India, which has well-preserved male terminalia. Neoconis paleocaribis Grimaldi and Engel, new species, is described from Dominican amber; this Recent genus is known from the southern United States and neotropics. The fossil Spiloconis may have significant biogeographic implications, but definitive determination of this requires a phylogenetic analysis of the 16 Recent genera in the monophyletic subfamily Aleuropteryginae. A Dominican amber-Australasian distribution pattern is known for 18 genera of insects in myriad orders (including Spiloconis), which are briefly reviewed. 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. 3770. en_US
dc.subject Spiloconis eominuta. en_US
dc.subject Neoconis paleocaribis. en_US
dc.subject Spiloconis. en_US
dc.subject Aleuropteryginae. en_US
dc.subject Coniopterygidae. en_US
dc.subject Amber fossils. en_US
dc.subject Gujarat (India) en_US
dc.subject India. en_US
dc.subject Dominican Republic. en_US
dc.title Coniopterygidae (Neuroptera, Aleuropteryginae) in amber from the Eocene of India and the Miocene of Hispaniola. (American Museum novitates, no. 3770) en_US
dc.title.alternative Amber Coniopterygidae. 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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