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The first twisted-wing parasitoids (Insecta: Strepsiptera) from the Early Eocene Green River Formation of Colorado

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Strepsiptera is a clade of entomophagous parasitoid insects with fewer than 30 previously reported fossils. Two new species of Caenocholax (Strepsiptera: Myrmecolacidae) described here represent the first reported adult strepsipterans preserved as organic compression fossils. Their occurrence in the Early Eocene (c. 50 Ma) Green River Formation (Colorado, USA) is the northernmost New World record of Myrmecolacidae and the oldest record of Caenocholax. Caenocholax barkleyi sp. nov. and Caenoch...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University Publisher's website
Journal:
Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History Journal website
Volume:
57
Issue:
2
Pages:
165-174
Publication date:
2016-01-01
Acceptance date:
2016-06-10
EISSN:
2162-4135
ISSN:
0079-032X
Source identifiers:
634660
Pubs id:
pubs:634660
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uuid:1f3f73e6-0fd7-4aaa-93ce-f7e5d3f0017b
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pubs:634660
Deposit date:
2016-07-20

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