It’s a Bug’s World | New Species Reported This Week

It’s a bug’s world and it was definitely a bug’s week. Invertebrates were clearly dominant in new species reported this week, insects and beetles being the most numerous. Arthropods, echinoderms, mollucs, cycads, conodonts, radiolaria were also described in a week full of new taxonomic descriptions.

The new species reported this week come from America (USA and Patagonia), Africa (Tunisia and Madagascar), Europe (Germany, Austria and Russia), and Asia (Myanmar).


Full account of fossil species reported this week:

  1. Palaeosiamoglaris leinhardi gen. et sp. nov., P. burmica sp. nov., and P. inexpectata sp. nov., three new Prionoglarididae from Cretaceous Burmese amber, were reported in Cretaceous Research (2nd April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  2. Habitus of holotype (SNUC-Paleo-0010) of Cretoleptochromus burmiticus sp. nov. A. Ventrolateral view. B. Complete view of the amber piece (each grid represents 0.5 mm). C. Dorsolateral view. Scale bars: 1 mm. (Yin et al., 2017)

    Cretoleptochromus burmiticus sp. nov., a new Coleoptera (Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, was reported in Cretaceous Research (2nd April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  3. Litholepas klausreschi gen. et sp. nov., a new neolepadine barnacle (Cirripedia, Thoracica) on a sponge from the Upper Jurassic of southern Germany, was reported in Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie (4th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  4. Anthroosasterias stibareus gen. et sp. nov. and Staurasterias elegans gen. et sp. nov., two new Asteroidea (Echinodermata) are described from the central United States Carboniferous in Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie (4th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  5. Psammionassa paromola gen. et sp. nov.Delyrius carthagensis gen. et sp. nov.Sodakus grethi sp. nov., Cenomanocarcinus enodis sp. nov., and Protonecrocarcinus tuberosus sp. nov., new Decapoda (Axiidea, Anomura, Brachyura) from the Turonian of New Mexico, were reported in Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie (4th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  6. Palaeoboganium jurassicum gen. et sp. nov., a new Coleoptera (Cucujoidea: Boganiidae) from the Middle Jurassic Daohugou formation in northern China, was reported in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology (5th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  7. Qiania foremanae gen. et sp. nov., a new species of Corythoecidae (Albaillellaria, Radiolaria) was described from the Uppermost Permian of Southern Guizhou, South China in Paleontological Research (5th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  8. Qitianniu zhihaoi gen. et. sp. nov., a new cerambycid beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomeloidea) is described from Cretaceous Burmese amber in Cretaceous Research (5th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  9. Locustoblattina segmentata gen. et sp. nov., L. marginata gen. et sp. nov., Alexarasnia limbata sp. nov., and Nestorembia shcherbakovi sp. nov., new insects from the Permian of Russia and the Triassic of Kyrgyzstan were described in Paleontological Journal (7th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  10. Florimena impressa gen. et sp. nov., a new digger wasp, (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae, Pemphredoninae) from the Upper Eocene shales of Florissant (Colorado, United States) was described in Paleontological Journal (7th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  11. Ennoticus mnemosynon gen. et sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Cryptophagidae) was described from Upper Cretaceous (Santonian) Taimyr amber in Paleontological Journal (7th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  12. Pentarthrum inclusus sp. nov. and Cossonus shevnini sp. nov., two new sub-fossil weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) were described from Madagascar copal in Paleontological Journal (7th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  13. Eobowenia gen. nov. (seed plants, Cycadales) was described from the Early Cretaceous of Patagonia in BMC Evolutionary Biology (8th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  14. Attagenus secundus sp. nov., Cretodermestes palpalis gen. et sp. nov., and Megatoma atypica sp. nov., three new Cretaceous carpet beetles (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) from Burmese amber in Cretaceous Research (8th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  15. Macropenaeus sidiaichensis sp. nov., a new Early Cretaceous shrimp (Decapoda) was described from southern Tunisia in Cretaceous Research (8th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  16. Hypoanthraconaia gen. nov., a new genus of non-marine bivalve molluscs from the Early Permian of Far East Russia was described in PalZ (9th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

  17. Icriodus marieae sp. nov., a new icriodontid conodont species from the Middle Devonian of Carnic Alps (Austria) was described in PalZ (9th April 2017). Click for the web page of this article.

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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)

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