Wieslaw Krzeminski

Wieslaw Krzeminski
Polish Academy of Sciences | PAN · Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals

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June 2009 - present
Institute of Biology
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Thanks to detailed studies of inclusions in Spanish and Kachin amber, it was also possible to study the morphology of insects belonging to the genus Gonomyia. A new material under investigation made it possible to establish two new nominative for science subgenera within the genus Gonomyia has been designated with unique set of characters of antenn...
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Based on new fossil materials, a new species Toxorhina ( Ceratocheilus ) christelius sp. nov. has been described herein with complete documentation of drawings and photographs. Features such as wide spine on the gonocoxite differentiating the new species of Toxorhina were discussed. Finding new interesting fossil materials also allowed for providin...
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Polyneopteran clade of insects is very diverse and has a remarkable fossil history starting in the Late Palaeozoic. Representatives of Dictyoptera comprise roaches, termites and mantids and their stem group relatives like the common Palaeozoic and Mesozoic roachoids, a group well known for its problematic taxonomy. In this study, two new taxa are d...
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Available stonefly materials collected in Ukraine during late nineteenth and early twentieth century are enumerated and analysed from the National Museum, Prague (Czech Republic), State Museum of Natural History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (former Muzeum Dzieduszyckich), Lviv (Ukraine), and Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Ani...
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The Late Paleozoic acquisition of wings in insects represents one of the key steps in arthropod evolution. While the origin of wings has been a contentious matter for nearly two centuries, recent evolutionary developmental studies suggest either the participation of both tergal and pleural tissues in the formation of wings1 or wings originated from...
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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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The first annotated checklist of Mecoptera of Ukraine is presented. Altogether, 11 species of scorpionflies are known with a confirmed or probable occurrence in Ukraine. This list is based on previously published data, as well as on recently collected materials and specimens housed in the collection of the State Museum of Natural History NAS Ukrain...
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Sexual conflict - opposite reproductive/genetic interests between sexes - can be a significant driver of insect evolution. Scorpionflies (Insecta: Mecoptera) are models in sexual conflict research due to their large variety of mating practices, including coercive behaviour and nuptial gift provisioning. However, the role of palaeontology in sexual...
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Original article KRZEMIÑSKI W., KOPEAE K., PE£CZYÑSKA A., SOSZYÑSKA-MAJ A. 2021. Polymera alexanderi n. sp., a new species of Limoniidae (Diptera) from Dominican amber. Acta zool. cracov., 64(2): 169-174. Abstract. Dominican amber is the fossil resin famous for the best quality of inclusions, exploited in Dominican Republic from the deposits formed...
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Three new species of Paleoplatyura Meunier, 1899, i.e., Paleoplatyura agnieszkae sp. nov., P. miae sp. nov., and P. magnifica sp. nov., are described and figured. The concept of the genus is briefly discussed, and its systematic position is clarified. A key to fossil species is provided. The genus Paleoplatyura is described from the Eocene Baltic a...
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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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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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The family Limoniidae is the most speciose family of the infraorder Tipulomorpha, as well as one of the largest families of nematoceran Diptera. The oldest known representative of Limoniidae is Architipula youngi Krzemiński, 1992 described from the Upper Triassic of North America (ca. 208 Ma) belonging to the subfamily Architipulinae (Krzemiński, 1...
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Twenty years ago the International Palaeoentomological Society was founded in Kraków during the 2nd Congress on Palaeoentomology (5th–9th September, 2001). This congress was preceded by a world conference in Moscow, 1998 (which was afterwards given the formal numbering as first), and World Congress on Amber Inclusions in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Cou...
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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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Bibionidae, also called March flies, is a widespread group of Nematocera and their fossils are very abundant in lacustrine deposits especially in the Oligocene and Miocene, but records as amber inclusions and in the Mesozoic are quite rare. Here, we describe a new genus and species of March fly, Protopenthetria skartveiti gen. et sp. nov. from mid-...
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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 fossil genus of Bibionidae (Diptera: Bibionomorpha), Burmahesperinus gen. nov., from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, is described and illustrated (type species Burmahesperinus antennatus sp. nov., the other two species included are B. conicus sp. nov. and B. pedicellatus sp. nov.). The new genus is tentatively placed in a new subfamily, Bur...
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Cretaceous Myanmar amber is abundant in inclusions belonging to the genus Palaeoglaesum. In addition, a significant morphological diversity among representatives of Palaeoglaesum can be observed. However, none of its representatives have been found in other fossil materials. Herein three new species: P. stebneri sp. nov., Skibińska and Krzemiński P...
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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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The oldest representatives of Pilaria Sintenis, 1889 (Diptera, Limoniidae), ca. 99 Ma (earliest Cenomanian), have been discovered in Burmese amber of northern Myanmar. Two new species have been described, Pilaria magdalena sp. nov. and Pilaria wojciechi sp. nov. This work also contains an up-to-date summary of knowledge about fossil species of this...
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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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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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A new fossil genus and species of Keroplatidae (Diptera, Bibionomorpha, Sciaroidea), Adamacroceraadami gen. et sp. nov., from the Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber is described and illustrated. Based on morphological evidence, it is placed in a new subfamily Adamacrocerinae subfam. nov. The new genus, as well as the subfamily, possesses the wing venat...
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Genus Mesotipula (Limoniidae) has been recorded to date only from Jurassic localities. This paper presents results of investigation of the Asiatic species of the genus. New fossil finds from the Lower Cretaceous of Asia increase our knowledge about the evolution and distribution of this genus and prolong its history to the mid-Cretaceous. A new sub...
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We revise the genus Mesotipula Handlirsch, 1920 (Diptera, Limoniidae) described from the Lower Toarcian (Lower Jurassic) of Northeast Germany. Mesotipula was originally separated from other Architipulinae on the base of a bifurcated vein M 3 , which appeared artificial after the restudy of its holotype. Holotypes of all Limoniidae described by Hand...
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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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Two new fossil genera and two new species of biting midges from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber are described and illustrated: Burmahelea neli Szadziewski & Sontag gen. et sp. nov. (Atriculicoidini) and Nelohelea neli Szadziewski & Sontag gen. et sp. nov. (Ceratopogonini). This is the oldest record (99 Ma) of a predatory biting midge in the extant tri...
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A new species of Micrepimera Matile, 1990 (Diptera: Keroplatidae) from Baltic amber is described. Known species of Macrocera from Baltic amber are reviewed. Macrocera elegantissima Meunier, 1904 is transferred to Micrepimera; a lectotype is designated for this species.
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Four new fossil species of haematophagous biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latreille, from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber are described and illustrated: C. bojarskii Szadziewski & Dominiak sp. nov., C. burmiticus Szadziewski & Dominiak sp. nov., C. ellenbergeri Szadziewski & Dominiak sp. nov. and C. myanmaricus Szadziewski & Dominiak sp. nov. Th...
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Archaeorthoptera is a high rank insect taxon comprising Orthoptera as well as the extinct orders Titanoptera and Caloneurodea, and several other late Paleozoic groups formerly assigned to polyphyletic Protorthoptera. Synapomorphies defining Archaeorthoptera and some fossil subordinate taxa are exclusively based on wing venation. This study presents...
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The Late Palaeozoic insect superorder Palaeodictyopterida exhibits a remarkable disparity of larval ecomorphotypes, enabling these animals to occupy diverse ecological niches. The widely accepted hypothesis presumed that their immature stages only occupied terrestrial habitats, although authors more than a century ago hypothesized they had speciali...
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The diagnosis of Palaeoglaesum Wagner is revised to add details of the head, wing and male genitalia. A critical discussion of character states observed in this genus is provided to clarify details pertinent to accurate species delimitation. Two new species, P. carsteni n. sp. and P. wagneri n. sp., from Cretaceous Myanmar amber are described and i...
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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 new fossil genus of Horaiellinae (Diptera, Psychodidae) and two new species aredescribed from Cretaceous Burmese amber. Protohoraiella gen. nov. is described to include P. katerinae sp. nov. and P. yvonnae sp. nov. Characters of the head, wing and male hypopygium are pertinent to diagnosing the genus and species and determining their relationship...
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Examination of a diverse and abundant collection of Middle–Upper Jurassic scorpionflies from the Jiulongshan Formation of Daohugou village in Inner Mongolia, China, has enabled a further delimitation of the morphological variability of the polyphyletic family Orthophlebiidae. The family Protorthophlebiidae fam. nov. is herein erected on the basis o...
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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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Helius (Helius) qinghai n. sp. belongs to the one of the best studied genera of the Diptera in terms of its history, with 23 fossil species described to date. The new species described in this paper is the first representative of the family Limoniidae (Diptera) from the little known and newly discovered locality Caergen Village from eastern Qinghai...
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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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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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Two new species of primitive crane flies (Diptera,Tanyderidae), Dacochile browni n. sp. and Dacochile poinari n. sp. from the Cretaceous Burmese are described and figured. Moreover, an additional drawing and description of Dacochile microsoma Poinar & Brownis provided. A new material supports the classification of this genus in Tanyderidae, and not...
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A new species of Tanyderidae (Diptera, Nematocera), Similinannotanyderus zbigniewi sp. nov., belonging to the family Tanyderidae is described and figured. It is the second representative of this genus from the Upper Cretaceous Myanmar amber. The complete drawing of a wing and additional drawing of male genitalia of Similinannotanyderus lii Dong, Sh...
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This paper presents a further step in a revision of the fossil family Orthophlebiidae. A new fossil subfamily, Gigaphlebiinae subfam. nov., and two new genera, Gigaphlebia gen. nov. and Longiphlebia gen. nov., are established within Orthophlebiidae. The new subfamily comprises species characterized by a large size, ninebranched (exceptionally eight...
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This paper presents a further step in a revision of the fossil family Orthophlebiidae. A new fossil subfamily, Gigaphlebiinae subfam. nov., and two new genera, Gigaphlebia gen. nov. and Longiphlebia gen. nov., are established within Orthophlebiidae. The new subfamily comprises species characterized by a large size, ninebranched (exceptionally eight...
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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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A new family, Worcestobiidae fam. nov., is established for two Triassic fossil species of Mecoptera removed from the family Orthophlebiidae: Orthophlebia gigantea Tillyard, 1933 and O. haradai Ueda, 1991. A new genus, Worcestobia gen. nov., is erected and both species are transferred to this genus. The new taxa were established as a result of ongoi...
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Twelve specimens of early Toarcian Mecoptera and Diptera from the vicinity of Wolfsburg were investigated for the present study. The material was found during house building activities in the 1980s at the locality Große Kley in Mörse, an urban district of the city of Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. The specimens were found in calcareous nodules o...
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The family Austropanorpidae (Mecoptera) was described by Willmann in 1977 from the Eocene of Australia, based on one genus and species, Austropanorpa australis Riek, 1952. During a restudy of the collection of the Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, a second and much older representative of this family was found. This...
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The genus Orthobittacus was established by Willmann (1989) and is characterised by a long Sc vein and the unusually developed medial sector for the Bittacidae. Four Jurassic species have been described in this genus to date: O. abshiricus (Martynova, 1951) from Kirgizia; O.desacuminatus (Bode, 1953) from Braunschweig (Germany); O. polymitus Novoksh...
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A new genus and species, Espanoderus barbarae gen. et sp. nov., belonging to the family Tanyderidae (Diptera, Nematocera), is described from Lower Cretaceous amber of Spain (Álava amber). The new genus is the smallest member of Tanyderinae and the first member of the family from the Álava amber. The position of the new genus in a phylogenetic tree...
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A new genus and species of female phantom midge Neuseptychoptera carolinensis gen. et sp. nov. in the fossil subfamily Eoptychopterinae is described and illustrated; this ptychopterid is from Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) amber of North Carolina. This is the first member of Eoptychopterinae from North America and the first found in Campanian age amb...
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The family Meropidae is a small, strongly relict group of scorpionflies (Mecoptera), comprising six species: three fossil and three recent ones. A characteristic feature of the family is the forceps of the male genitalia which resemble the cerci of Dermaptera. A male of a recently described Cretaceous species Burmomerope clara Zhao and Wang, 2016 i...
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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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The Neotropical mayfly genus Borinquena Traver, 1938 so far comprises three described extant species from the Caribbean basin. Furthermore, three fossil species from Dominican amber have been described in this genus. Based on a single male imago, Borinquena schawallfussi sp. nov. is described in this contribution as the fourth fossil species of Bor...
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The appearance of wings in insects, early in their evolution, has been one of the more critical innovations contributing to their extraordinary diversity. Despite the conspicuousness and importance of wings, the origin of these structures has been difficult to resolve and represented one of the ‘‘abominable mysteries’’ in evolutionary biology. More...
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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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Seven specimens of fossil scorpionflies (Mecoptera) not assignable to any known family were discovered in the Wealden Supergroup (Early Cretaceous) of southern England. They were found at Rudgwick Brickworks, West Sussex and Smokejacks Brickworks, Surrey and came from the Upper Weald Clay Formation, dated as Barremian (~ 129.4-125 Ma). A new family...
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This work is a systematic study of non-biting midges (Chironomidae) of the tribe Tanytarsini found in Baltic amber (Gulf of Gdańsk, ~40-45 Ma) collected by C. and H.W. Hoffeins, Hamburg, Germany. Given the rarity of Tanytarsini species/specimens so far recorded in Eocene ambers of the Baltic region, known from 17 species in eight genera, the Hoffei...
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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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The family Eomeropidae is a peculiar relict family of Mecoptera with a single extant species and, until now, eight known fossil species ranging in age from Middle Jurassic to Palaeogene. The oldest representative of the family, Jurachorista bashkuevi gen. et sp. nov., was collected from a coastal outcrop in Dorset, southern England, and is describe...
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Rapid radiation of the Bittacidae during the Jurassic resulted in high diversity within this family of Mecoptera. More than 40 species within 23 genera have been described from this period. However, around the end of the Jurassic the abundance and diversity of Bittacidae decreased and only seven species in five genera are known to date from the Cre...
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The first crane fly (Diptera: Tipuloidea) fossil discovered in the Upper Jurassic Talbragar Fish Bed in Australia is described and illustrated. Eotipula grangeri sp. nov., described from a single specimen, is assigned to the family Limoniidae based primarily on the conformation of wing veins. It is the second and oldest record of Limoniidae from Au...
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Dong, F., Shih, C.K., Skibińska, K., Krzemiński, W. & Ren, D., 10.4.2015. New species of Tanyderidae (Diptera) from the Jiulongshan Formation of China. Alcheringa 39, xxx–xxx. ISSN 0311-5518 Two new tanyderid species of Praemacrochile Kalugina, 1985 (P. dryasis, P. ovalum) and one new tanyderid species of Protanyderus Handlirsch, 1909 (P. astictum)...