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Iwona Kania-Kłosok

Iwona Kania-Kłosok
University of Rzeszów, Poland · Department of Biology

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December 2007 - September 2018
University of Rzeszów, Poland
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New representatives of the Cretaceous cranefly genus Antodicranomyia (Diptera: Limoniidae) are reported from Albian-Cenomanian Charentese (French) amber. The newly reported specimens allow for an emended diagnosis of the type species A. azari, as well as the description of a new species, Antodicranomyia rubra sp. nov., which is mostly distinguished...
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Based on known fossil evidence the extinct subfamily Architipulinae is considered to be the oldest evolutionary group of the Limoniidae, the largest family within the infraorder Tipulomorpha. The morphology of this subfamily, which includes 11 genera, has so far been based mainly on wing venation. New well-preserved representatives of the genus Cre...
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New data on the genus Elephantomyia (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Baltic amber are presented. A new subgenus Hoffeinsonia subgen. nov. is established with one new species: Elephantomyia ( Hoffeinsonia ) prima sp. nov. The new subgenus is characterized by a wing at most 2.5 × as long as it is wide without a darker pattern along the veins Sc and R 1 , e...
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Ghost lineages have always challenged the understanding of organism evolution. They participate in misinterpretations in phylogenetic, clade dating, biogeographic, and paleoecologic studies. They directly result from fossilization biases and organism biology. The Cylindrotomidae are a perfect example of an unexplained ghost lineage during the Mesoz...
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First record of the genus Helius —long-rostrum cranefly from Maestrazgo Basin (eastern Spain, Iberian Penisula) is documented. Two new fossil species of the genus Helius are described from Cretaceous Spanish amber and compared with other species of the genus known from fossil record with particular references to these known from Cretaceous period....
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A new subgenus Cretalinea subgen. nov. of Trichoneura (Diptera, Limoniidae) is established with one new species: Trichoneura (Cretalinea) xavieri subgen. et sp. nov. This is the first report of the genus Trichoneura in Spanish amber and the first record of the genus from the Lower Cretaceous period. The oldest described species of Trichoneura is co...
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A new subfamily Drinosinae (Diptera, Limoniidae) is established with two fossil genera, Drinosa and Decessia gen. nov. with one new species, Decessia podenasi gen. et sp. nov. from Cretaceous Burmese amber. Additional description of Drinosa prisca is based on new material. A new subfamily shows unique reduction of radial veins combined with complet...
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Ghost lineages have always challenged the understanding of organism evolution. They participate in misinterpretations in phylogenetic, clade dating, biogeographic, and paleoecologic studies. They directly result from fossilization biases and organism biology. The Cylindrotomidae are a perfect example of an unexplained ghost lineage during the Mesoz...
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A new subgenus Myanmamastix subgen. n. and four new species of Rhabdomastix from Cenomanian Burmese amber were described: Rhabdomastix (Myanmamastix) asiatica subgen. and sp. n., Rhabdomastix (Myanmamastix) cretacica subgen. and sp. n., Rhabdomastix (Myanmamastix) krzeminskae subgen. and sp. n., Rhabdomastix (Myanmamastix) myanmae subgen. and sp. n...
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Bruchomyiinae is one of seven subfamilies of Psychodidae. This small group comprises fewer than 60 extant species distributed mainly in tropical and sub-tropical regions (Wagner & Stuckenberg 2016). All life stages of these flies are closely tied to forest environment (Fairchild 1952; Stuckenberg 1962) and as a result, bruchomyiines are frequently...
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Two new fossil subgenera and two new fossil species of the genus Tipula Linnaeus, 1758, Tipula (Succinica) berendti subgen. and sp. n. and Tipula (Gedanica) adamowiczi subgen. and sp. n., are described from Baltic amber and compared with other species of Tipula known from the Eocene.
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New species of Jurassic Protorhyphidae: Protorhyphus lukashevichae sp. nov., Protorhyphus jurassicus sp. nov., and Anisopodidae: Mesorhyphus blagoderovi sp. nov. from Daohugou, China, are described and illustrated. Phylogenetic relationships and evolution within the Anisopodoidea are analyzed and discussed. The oldest Anisopodoidea appeared in the...
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A revision of the genus Mycetobia Meigen, 1818 from the Eocene is presented. Redescription of Mycetobia connexa Meunier, 1899 known from the Baltic amber is given and documented by photographs and drawings. Five new species of Mycetobia from Eocene resins are described, four from Baltic amber: Mycetobia christelae sp. nov., Mycetobia hansi sp. nov....
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The description of a new species of the genus Dicranomyia Stephens, 1829 (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Colombian copal is presented. The newly described species Dicranomyia (Dicranomyia) colombiana sp. nov. is the first representative of the genus in Colombian copal. The ecological and biogeographical patterns, morphological evolution and the aspects...
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The oldest known representative of the genus Mycetobia, Mycetobia myanmara sp. nov., is described from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber.
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New information on the genus Sylvicola Harris, 1780 from the Eocene is presented. Additional descriptions of Sylvicola splendida Meunier, 1907 and Sylvicola thiriona Meunier, 1907 known from Baltic amber are given. Descriptions of three new species of Sylvicola from Eocene resins are stated: Sylvicola baltica sp. nov., Sylvicola hoffeinsorum sp. no...
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A new genus and three new species of Anisopodidae are described from the Cretaceous Burmese amber: Cretolbia hukawnga gen. et sp. nov., Cretolbia burmitica gen. et sp. nov., Cretolbia zhuodei gen. et sp. nov. Analyses of the morphological structures and taxonomical differences among representatives within the Anisopodidae have been carried out. A m...
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We describe Tipula americana sp. nov., third known species of Tipula from the Eocene Green River Formation (USA). Morphological comparison with its closest recent and fossil relatives is provided.
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The first representative of Tipulomorpha in Early Eocene Cambay amber from India is described. The new find belongs to the genus Dicranomyia in the family Limoniidae. This genus has a worldwide distribution today and is relatively common in Eocene Baltic amber. A new species belonging to the subgenus Dicranomyia is described as Dicranomyia ( Dicran...
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A new species of the genus Dicranomyia Stephens, 1829 (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Baltic amber is characterised, illustrated and described. This finding represents the second fossil of the subgenus Melanolimonia . The morphological features of the new species and the morphology comparison with its closest fossil relatives are discussed.
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Helius spiralensis sp. nov., is a very peculiar species of the genus Helius (Diptera: Limoniidae), with a characteristic morphology of hypopygium not found in other representatives of this genus. This is the second Helius species described from Early Cretaceous Álava amber (Spain), and one of the oldest representatives of the genus.
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The paper presents the description of a new fossil species Leptotarsus (sensu lato) ribeiroi sp. nov. (Diptera, Tipulidae), and additional descriptions from some known species of this genus. The key to the representatives of Cretaceous Leptotarsus from Santana Formation is provided, based on the wing venation. The study was based on specimens of sm...
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This publication represents the first comprehensive review of the currently known palaeoichthyological diversity of the Hermanowa locality (Poland). Specimens were collected from a single outcrop belonging to the single IPM zone (IPM2-T according to the presence of the index taxon Trachinus minutus). The assemblage is composed of two elasmobranch t...
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Rubus zielinskii M. M. Wolanin & M. N. Wolanin, a new species from south-east Poland is described and illustrated. Rubus zielinskii is a tetraploid (2n=28) belonging to the series Sprengeliani based on morphology. It is most similar to Rubus sprengelii from which it differs in the inflorescence, being leafy to the apex, the larger flowers, paler co...
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A new species of the genus Helius, H. anetae Kania & Kopeć, is described from Baltic amber. The distinctive features of this new species are the ratio between the lengths of rostrum, palpus, antenna and head, as well as the character of wing venation, especially the position of the vein Rs situated in front of half of the length of the wing, and th...
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Helius alavensis sp. nov., one of the oldest representative of the genus Helius Lepeletier and Serville, 1828 (Diptera: Limoniidae), is described from the Álava amber (Lower Cretaceous, upper Albian), northern Spain. This is the first representative of the subfamily Limoniinae and of the genus Helius described from this fossil resin.
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A review of the genus Trichoneura LOEW, 1850 of the subfamily Limoniinae (Diptera, Limoniidae) from Baltic amber is presented with three existing species: Trichoneura (Trichoneura) gracilistylus ALEXANDER, 1931 (five new specimens), Trichoneura (Trichoneura) ritzkowskii KRZEMIÑSKI, 1990 (two new specimens), Trichoneura (Trichoneura) vulgaris LOEW ,...
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The description of a new species of the genus Dicranomyia Stephens, 1829 (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Baltic amber (Eocene) is presented. The morphological features of the newly described species Dicranomyia herczeki Krzemiński & Kania sp. nov. indicate that this new species probably belongs to the subgenus Sivalimnobia Alexander, 1963 and it is its...
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Can inclusions be used to determine the habitat and climatic conditions, where the resins flowing out from trees " created " amber? In spite of many caveats and doubts, the answer is affirmative. When carrying out paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic reconstructions based on amber inclusions, one needs to consider the secondary nature of most amber...
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A taxonomic review of Limoniinae (Diptera, Limoniidae) known from Eocene Baltic amber with particular references to the following genera is presented: Dicranoptycha Osten Sacken, 1860, Limonia Meigen, 1803, Lipsothrix Loew, 1873, Rhipidia Meigen, 1818, Thaumastoptera Mik, 1866, Toxorhina Loew, 1850, Trentepohlia Bigot, 1854. A new genus, Antohelia...
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A revision of the genus Elephantomyia Osten Sacken (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Baltic amber (Eocene) is presented. Four species-E. baltica Alexander, E. brevipalpa Loew, E. longirostris Loew, and E. pulchella Loew-are redescribed and documented with photographs and drawings. In addition, two new species of the genus are described: Elephantomyia boze...
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A new species-Dactylolabis (Idiolabis) ryszardi n. sp. from Eocene Baltic amber is described. It is the third species of this extinct subgenus to be described and is known exclusively from Eocene Baltic amber. The distinctive features of the newly described species are the character of wing venation, especially the shape of discal cell, characteris...
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A new recent species Pilaria sarawakiensis n. sp. (Diptera, Limoniidae, Limnophilinae) from the Oriental region (Borneo, Malaysia) is described and compared to the congeners.
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La famille de poissons monotypes des Propercarinidae (Perciformes, Stromateoidei) a été trouvée uniquement dans le domaine de la Paratéthys ; elle est représentée par le genre Propercarina Paucă, 1929, dont deux espèces ont été initialement décrites dans les formations oligocènes de Roumanie. Le matériel fourni par ces deux espèces a été révisé et...
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A revision of the genus Helius Lepeletier & Serville, 1828 (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Baltic amber (Eocene) is presented. Redescriptions of 5 species, Helius formosus Krzemiński, 1993, Helius linus Podenas, 2002, Helius minutus (Loew, 1850), Helius mutus Podenas, 2002, Helius pulcher (Loew, 1850) of this genus from Baltic amber are given and docume...
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A revision of the genus Dicranomyia Stephens, 1829 (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Baltic amber (Eocene) is presented. Redescriptions of nine species of this genus from Baltic amber are given and documented with photographs and drawings. Four novel species of the genus Dicranomyia from Baltic amber are described. The newly described species among the su...
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The first representative of the fossil Eoptychopterinae (Ptychopteridae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Santana Formation (Brazil), Eoptychoptera braziliana sp. n., is described and illustrated, based on a single specimen. The fossil is the first member of the family from South America and the first extinct Ptychopteridae from the Southern Hemisphere...
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Three new species of Tipula from the Latest Oligocene of Bes-Konak (Turkey) are described, viz. Tipula (Platytipula) anatolica sp. n., Tipula (Tipula) oligocenica sp. n. and Tipula (Trichotipula) paicheleri sp. n. A morphological comparison with their closest recent and fossil relatives is provided.
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A new species of the genus Cheilotrichia Rossi, 1848 (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Bitterfeld amber is described. Bitterfeld amber (Saxonian amber) is contemporaneous with the Baltic amber deposited in Gdańsk Amber Bay area. The representatives of the same species are often found among inclusions of Bitterfeld and Baltic amber but the species describe...
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The paper presents descriptions of new aphid taxa from Early Cretaceous sediments of Bon-Tsagaan (Mongolia). Two new genera – Mongoaphis gen. n., Tsagaanaphis gen. n., and seven new species of the family Ellinaphididae (Kania and Wegierek, 2008) are described. The newly described species are: Bugyrorinaphis bayana sp. n., Ellinaphis mediata sp. n.,...
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A new species of the genus Dicranomyia Stephens, 1829 (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Baltic amber (Eocene) is described. The characteristic feature distinguishing a new species, D. gorskii sp. nov. is the presence of the surprisingly strong and elongate spine on rostral prolongation of ventral gonostylus. The morphological features of the new species a...
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Macrochile hornei sp. nov. from Baltic amber (Upper Eocene) is described and illustrated. Podemacrochile gen. nov. is described with Podemacrochile baltica (Podenas, 1997) as type species. A key to the genera and species of Tanyderidae known from Baltic amber is presented.
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Helius lebanensis sp.n., the oldest representative of the genus Helius Lepeletier & Serville 1828 (Diptera: Limoniidae), from Lebanese amber (Early Cretaceous) is characterized, illustrated and described. A hypothesis of origin and evolution of the genus Helius with association with the Angiosperms is provided and discussed. A complete list of foss...
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A new species of phantom crane flies (Ptychopteridae: Bittacomorphinae), Probittacomorpha brisaci n. sp., is described based on a single specimen from the Late Miocene volcano-sedimentary paleolake of Montagne d'Andance (Saint Bauzile, Ardèche, France). This is the second known species of the fossil genus Probittacomorpha. Previously described spec...
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A new species of the genus Palaeopoecilostola Meunier, 1899 (Diptera: Limoniidae) from the Baltic amber (Upper Eocene) is described. The cladistic analysis of the species included in this genus is provided. The distributional pattern of the Palaeopoecilostola species is discussed. Palaeopoecilostola as numerous and remarkable representative of Limo...
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Revision of the genus Palaeopoecilostola Meunier, 1899 (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Baltic amber (Upper Eocene) A revision of the genus Palaeopoecilostola Meunier, 1899 (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Baltic amber (Upper Eocene) is presented. Redescriptions of four species of this genus are given and documented with photographs and drawings. The taxonomic...
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An extraordinary pipefish genus Hipposyngnathus has been described from Paleogene and Neogene sediments from several localities in the world. This fish is clearly recognizable by its unpaired abdominal ventral ledge, but, unfortunately, no authors have been able to provide a detailed description of the skull until today. The newly discovered specim...
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The paper presents description of new cantharid taxa from the inclusions in the Eocene Baltic amber: Hoffeinsensia jantarica gen. nov. and sp. nov., Sucinocantharis baltica gen. nov. and sp. nov., Malthinus danieli sp. nov., Malthodes sucinopenninus sp. nov. and Malthodes sucini sp. nov. The new genera are characterised by 12- or 16-segmented anten...
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The paper presents description of new cantharid taxa from the inclusions in the Eocene Baltic amber: Hoffeinsensia jantarica gen. nov. and sp. nov., Sucinocantharis baltica gen. nov. and sp. nov., Malthinus danieli sp. nov., Malthodes sucinopenninus sp. nov. and Malthodes sucini sp. nov. The new genera are characterised by 12or 16-segmented antenna...
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Baissa is one of the best known and richest places where imprints of insects come from. It is situated in Transbaikalia on the territory of Buryatia at the bank of the Vitim River. There are over 20 000 insects in the collection of Paleontological Institute RAS in Moscow. Aphids are among the most numerous groups of the terrestrial animals (30%). O...
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New fossil representative of the cimicomorphan bug family Microphysidae from Baltic amber (Late Eocene) is described and figured: Loricula (s. str.) polonica n. sp. A key for all fossil microphysids described hitherto is presented.
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The paper presents description of new anthocorid taxa from the inclusions in the Upper Eocene Baltic amber: Xyloesteles parvulus gen.nov and sp. nov. and Xyloesteles kerneggeriorum sp. nov. They are described and illustrated here. These fossil flower bugs of the family Anthocoridae (s.l.) belong to the tribe Dufouriellini Van Duzee (Lyctocorinae) a...
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The new genus and species Samlandia rossi from the Eocene Baltic amber is described for the first time. It is a peculiar extinct representative of the subfamily Cylapinae occupying a taxonomic place between the tribes Cylapini and Rhinomirini.

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The project aims to reconstruct the ecological dynamics of the resiniferous forests that gave rise to the Early Cretaceous amber deposits from Iberia, in the framework of the global changes, both climatic and paleogeographic, that took place during the transition from the Early to the Late Cretaceous. As the study scopes are completely transversal we carry out this project in a coordinated way between a team based at the University of Barcelona (UB) directed by Xavier Delclòs and a team based at the Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME) directed by Eduardo Barrón. The multidisciplinary, international team herein applying will study the geology (stratigraphy and sedimentology), taphonomy, geochemistry (including chemotaxonomy), paleobotany (macro- and mesoremains, palynology, microinclusions), paleozoology (systematics and phylogeny), and paleoecology associated to Iberian amber and the outcrops in which it is found. Integration of all these data, also using statistical methods and comparison with other contemporary outcrops (like the French and Lebanese ones) will allow to obtain a trustworthy environmental reconstruction of the ecosystems linked to Cretaceous resiniferous forests.