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A new bethylid wasp in Lebanese early Cretaceous amber (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), with comments on other Mesozoic taxa. (American Museum novitates, no. 3855)

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dc.contributor.author Engel, Michael S.
dc.contributor.author Ortega-Blanco, Jaime.
dc.contributor.author Azevedo, C. O. (Celso O.)
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-11T15:25:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-11T15:25:31Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6644
dc.description 14 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract A new genus and species of bethylid wasps is described and figured from a female preserved in early Cretaceous (Barremian) amber from Lebanon. Holopsenella primotica, new genus and species, is distinguished from other bethylids and segregated into a new subfamily, Holopsenellinae, along with Cretabythus sibiricus Evans in late Cretaceous (Santonian) Taimyrian amber. Holopsenellines are perhaps basal within the family, representing a stem group to other Bethylidae, and, if so, those features shared with the coeval Lancepyrinae suggest a basal position for that lineage as well. In addition, Lancepyris alavaensis Ortega-Blanco and Engel in early Cretaceous (Albian) amber from northern Spain is considered generically distinct from the type species of the genus, L. opertus Azevedo and Azar in Lebanese amber, and is transferred to the new genus, Zophepyris, resulting in the new combination, Zophepyris alavaensis (Ortega-Blanco and Engel). The genus Archaepyris Evans, currently considered as incertae sedis within the family, is transferred to Lancepyrinae mostly because it shares the same groundplan traits with Lancepyris. 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.3855.
dc.subject Holopsenella primotica. en_US
dc.subject Holopsenella. en_US
dc.subject Holopsenellinae. en_US
dc.subject Wasps, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject Amber fossils. en_US
dc.subject Bethylidae. en_US
dc.subject Zophepyris alavaensis. en_US
dc.subject Zophepyris. en_US
dc.subject Archaepyris. en_US
dc.subject Lebanon. en_US
dc.subject Spain, Northern. en_US
dc.title A new bethylid wasp in Lebanese early Cretaceous amber (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea), with comments on other Mesozoic taxa. (American Museum novitates, no. 3855) en_US
dc.title.alternative New Lebanese amber bethylid wasp. 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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