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Robber flies in Cretaceous ambers (Insecta, Diptera, Asilidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3799)

Show simple item record Dikow, Torsten, 1975- Grimaldi, David A. 2014-04-22T15:36:37Z 2014-04-22T15:36:37Z 2014-04-21
dc.description 19 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract Cretaceous fossils of Asilidae are reviewed, and two new taxa from Burmese and Raritan (New Jersey) ambers are described. The first robber fly from Burmese amber, [dagger]Burmapogon bruckschi, new genus and species, is described based on specimens of both sexes. A scientific name is provided for the previously described but unnamed fossil assassin fly from Raritan amber, [dagger]Cretagaster raritanensis, new genus and species, preserved as a fragmentary specimen. The amber fossils are placed phylogenetically within Asilidae. Specifically, [dagger]Burmapogon is postulated to be a representative of the clade comprised of (Brachyrhopalinae + Stichopogoninae), while [dagger]Cretagaster is a member of the Leptogastrinae and postulated to be an extinct sister group to (Acronychini + Leptogastrini). 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. 3799. en_US
dc.subject Burmapogon bruckschi. en_US
dc.subject Cretagaster raritanensis. en_US
dc.subject Robber flies. en_US
dc.subject Amber fossils. en_US
dc.subject Diptera, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject Myitkyinā Region (Burma) en_US
dc.subject Sayreville (N.J.) en_US
dc.subject Burma. en_US
dc.subject New Jersey. en_US
dc.title Robber flies in Cretaceous ambers (Insecta, Diptera, Asilidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3799) en_US
dc.title.alternative Cretaceous robber flies. 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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