Myanmar

Just out | Protonicagus tani gen. et sp. nov., the first stag beetles from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Aesalinae: Nicagini) @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research Protonicagus tani gen. et sp. nov., the first stag beetles from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Aesalinae: Nicagini) Author(s) Chenyang Cai, Ziwei Yin, Ye Liu, Diying Huang Abstract: The first stag beetle from the Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber is described and figured. Protonicagus tani gen. et sp. nov. is firmly placed in the extant lucanid subfamily Aesalinae based on the narrow prosternal process, the non-geniculate antenna, and the pronotal and elytral

Just out | Archaeoteleia Masner in the Cretaceous and a new species of Proteroscelio Brues (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea) @ Journal of Hymenoptera

Just out @ Journal of Hymenoptera Archaeoteleia Masner in the Cretaceous and a new species of Proteroscelio Brues (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea) Author(s) Elijah J. Talamas, Norman F. Johnson, Matthew L. Buffington, Dong Ren Abstract: The generic concepts of Archaeoteleia Masner and Proteroscelio Brues are expanded to accommodate two new species that are here described: Archaeoteleia astropulvis Talamas sp. n. and Proteroscelio nexus Talamas sp. n. A specimen of Archaeoteleia from Baltic amber is illustrated and discussed. Diagnoses of Proteroscelio, Proterosceliopsis Ortega-Blanco, McKellar & Engel and Bruescelio Ortega-Blanco, McKellar & Engel, a key to Cretaceous platygastroid genera with 14-merous antennae, and a key to the

Just out | Another amber first: A tiny tetraphalerin beetle (Coleoptera: Archostemata) in Myanmar birmite @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research Another amber first: A tiny tetraphalerin beetle (Coleoptera: Archostemata) in Myanmar birmite Author(s) Edmund A. Jarzembowski, Bo Wang, Daran Zheng Abstract: A new tetraphalerin beetle, Tetraphalerus lindae sp. nov. (Insecta: Coleoptera: Archostemata) is described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber from northern Myanmar. This is the first species of this Jurassic-recent genus of archaic beetles to be described from amber inclusions, and is the first tetraphalerin cupedid from Burmese amber. This

Just out | Discovery of a new Mesozoic species of the ancient genus Lepicerus (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Lepiceridae), with implications for the systematic placement of all previously described extinct ‘lepiceroids’ @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research Discovery of a new Mesozoic species of the ancient genus Lepicerus (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Lepiceridae), with implications for the systematic placement of all previously described extinct ‘lepiceroids’ Author(s) Paweł Jałoszyński, Shûhei Yamamoto, Yui Takahashi Abstract: †Lepicerus mumia Jałoszyński & Yamamoto, sp. nov. is described based on a Cenomanian Myanmar amber inclusion. This is the third known and the best preserved fossil of ‘lepiceroid’ myxophagan beetles, making it possible to carry out a

Just out | The first moth lacewing (Insecta: Neuroptera: Ithonidae) from the mid-Cretaceous amber of Myanmar @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research The first moth lacewing (Insecta: Neuroptera: Ithonidae) from the mid-Cretaceous amber of Myanmar Author(s) Xiumei Lu, Weiwei Zhang, Michael Ohl, Xingyue Liu Abstract: The lacewing family Ithonidae is reported from the mid-Cretaceous amber of Myanmar for the first time. A new genus and species, Burmithone pennyi gen. et sp. nov., is herein described based on an almost completely preserved female specimen. The new genus exhibits a number of remarkable

Just out | The first Mesozoic colydiid beetles (Coleoptera: Zopheridae: Colydiinae) from the Upper Cretaceous amber of Myanmar @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research The first Mesozoic colydiid beetles (Coleoptera: Zopheridae: Colydiinae) from the Upper Cretaceous amber of Myanmar Author(s) Congshuang Deng, Adam Ślipiński, Dong Ren, Hong Pang Abstract: The first Mesozoic representatives of the family Zopheridae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) are described from the Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber. Paleoendeitoma gen. nov. (type species: P. antennata sp. nov.) and Paleoendeitoma minuta sp. nov. are undoubtedly classified in subfamily Colydiinae, tribe Synchitini, but Cretomysteria

Just out | Frullania pinnata spec. nov. (Frullaniaceae, Porellales), a new leafy liverwort in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber from Myanmar @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research Frullania pinnata spec. nov. (Frullaniaceae, Porellales), a new leafy liverwort in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber from Myanmar Author(s) Jochen Heinrichs, Kathrin Feldberg, Patrick Müller, Alfons Schäfer-Verwimp, Matt von Konrat, Bork Ilsemann, Michael Krings Abstract: An inclusion in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar is described as a new fossil species in the extant liverwort genus Frullania. The name Frullania pinnata is proposed for the taxon that is characterized by

Just out | Discovery of the first hydraenid beetle in amber, with description of a new genus and species (Coleoptera: Staphylinoidea: Hydraenidae) @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research Discovery of the first hydraenid beetle in amber, with description of a new genus and species (Coleoptera: Staphylinoidea: Hydraenidae) Author(s) Shûhei Yamamotoa, Manfred A. Jächb, Yui Takahashi Abstract: The first fossil of the family Hydraenidae preserved in amber is described: Archaeodraena cretacea Jäch & Yamamoto, gen. et sp. nov. The description is based on a well-preserved adult found in Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar (Burma). In

Just out | A mid-Cretaceous enantiornithine (Aves) hatchling preserved in Burmese amber with unusual plumage @ Gondwana Research

Just out @ Gondwana Research A mid-Cretaceous enantiornithine (Aves) hatchling preserved in Burmese amber with unusual plumage Author(s) Lida Xing, Jingmai K. O’Connor, Ryan C. McKellar, Luis M. Chiappe, Kuowei Tseng, Gang Li, Ming Bai Abstract: Burmese amber has recently provided some detailed glimpses of plumage, soft tissues, and osteology of juvenile enantiornithine birds, but these insights have been restricted to isolated wing apices. Here we describe nearly half of a

Just out | A new dragonfly family from the mid Cretaceous Burmese amber (Odonata: Aeshnoptera: Burmaeshnidae) @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research A new dragonfly family from the mid Cretaceous Burmese amber (Odonata: Aeshnoptera: Burmaeshnidae) Author(s) Diying Huang, Chenyang Cai, André Nel, Günter Bechly Abstract: The third Cretaceous Aeshnoptera in amber is described from Myanmar. It represents a new family Burmaeshnidae fam. nov., genus and species Burmaeshna azari gen. et sp. nov. Its exact affinities remain uncertain but it is probably the sister group of the Late Cretaceous