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Phylogeny and generic classification of the subfamily Lycoperdininae with a re-analysis of the family Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)
The new genus and speci es Alboconis cretacica, old est known Aleuropte ryginae: Fontenelleini, and the coniopterygine new genus and species Gallosemidalis eocenica, are described, respectively from
Phylogeny of Dictyoptera: Dating the Origin of Cockroaches, Praying Mantises and Termites with Molecular Data and Controlled Fossil Evidence
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The authors' datings suggest that crown-Dictyoptera—and stem-mantises—would date back to the Late Carboniferous, a result compatible with the oldest putative fossil of stem-dictyopteran suborders, and suggests a scenario of replacement in carnivory among polyneopterous insects.
Mesozoic chrysopid-like Planipennia: a phylogenetic approach (Insecta: Neuroptera)
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The Mesozoic chrysopid-like Planipennia are revised and several new genera and species are described, and a phylogenetic analysis of the Chrysopoidea is proposed, based on the wing venation characters.
Amber from western Amazonia reveals Neotropical diversity during the middle Miocene
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This unique fossil assemblage, recovered from middle Miocene deposits of northeastern Peru, greatly increases the known diversity of Cenozoic tropical–equatorial arthropods and microorganisms and provides insights into the biogeography and evolutionary history of modern Neotropical biota.
Venation pattern and revision of Orthoptera sensu nov. and sister groups. Phylogeny of Palaeozoic and Mesozoic Orthoptera sensu nov.
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In this analysis the Orthoptera were not clearly affected by the Permo-Triassic biodiversity “crisis” and the relationships between Caelifera and Ensifera sensu nov., and those between the major clades of modern EnsiferA sensuNov.
New fossil ants in French Cretaceous amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
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A new sphecomyrmine ant, allied to the Burmese amber genus Haidomyrmex, is described from mid-Cretaceous amber of France and the diagnosis of the tribe HaidOMyrmecini is emended based on the new type material, which includes a gyne (alate female) and two incomplete workers.
Amber fossils of sooty moulds
Diverse transitional giant fleas from the Mesozoic era of China
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Giant forms from the Middle Jurassic and Early Cretaceous periods of China exhibit many defining features of fleas but retain primitive traits such as non-jumping hindlegs, implying that these fleas may be rooted among the pollinating ‘long siphonate’ scorpionflies of the Mesozoic.
Mandibulate chironomids: primitive or derived? (Diptera: Chironomidae)
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Mandibulate functional mouthparts are reported in males and females of the two Early Cretaceous Chironomidae (Diptera) and in the recent Podonominae genera Archaeochlus and Austrochlus, which could correspond to reversals based on a parsimony argument after the current chironomid phylogeny.
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