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A Protorhyssaline Wasp in Early Cretaceous Amber from Spain (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)
Jaime Ortega-Blanco, Xavier Delclòs and Michael S. Engel
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Vol. 84, No. 1 (JANUARY 2011), pp. 51-57
Published by: Kansas (Central States) Entomological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41262859
Page Count: 7
You can always find the topics here!Topics: Amber, Entomology, Paleontology, Fossils, Genera, Albian age, New genus, Biological taxonomies, Geology, Female animals
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The braconid wasp subfamily Protorhyssalinae is recognized from Early Cretaceous (Albian) amber of Peñacerrada, Spain. Protorhyssalopsis perrichoti Ortega-Blanco, Delclòs, and Engel, new genus and species, is described and figured from a single female and differs from the other two genera ascribed to this doubtfully natural subfamily. The new genus differs in details of wing venation, and mesosomal and mouthpart morphology from Protorhyssalus Basibuyuk et al. (in Turonian New Jersey amber) and Protorhyssalodes Perrichot et al. (in Albian-Cenomanian French amber). The uncertain subfamilial placement for the recently described genus Aenigmabracon Perrichot et al. is also briefly discussed.
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