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A Total-Evidence Approach to Dating with Fossils, Applied to the Early Radiation of the Hymenoptera
Abstract Phylogenies are usually dated by calibrating interior nodes against the fossil record. This relies on indirect methods that, in the worst case, misrepresent the fossil information. Here, weExpand
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Phylogeny of the Hymenoptera: A cladistic reanalysis of Rasnitsyn’s (1988) data
The hypothesis of higher‐level relationships among extinct and extant hymenopterans presented by Rasnitsyn in 1988 is widely cited but the evidence has never been presented in the form of a characterExpand
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Hymenoptera Apocrita of Mesozoic.
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A comparative analysis of the Baltic and Rovno amber arthropod faunas: representative samples
A comprehensive comparison is provided for the first time for arthropod-assemblage compositions in Rovno and Baltic ambers, based on representative samples from Klesov (Pugach) and DubrovitsaExpand
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Ants (Insecta: Vespida: Formicidae) in the upper Eocene amber of central and Eastern Europe
A total of 5754 ant inclusions from 13 European collections of Baltic, Bitterfeld, Rovno, and Scandinavian ambers are studied and identified as belonging to 147 species, 57 genera, and 9 subfamilies.Expand
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A Probable Pollination Mode Before Angiosperms: Eurasian, Long-Proboscid Scorpionflies
Long-Lost Pollinators The rise of angiosperms in the Early Cretaceous (∼140 million years ago) was accompanied by coevolution of a variety of insects, including flies, bees, and wasps required forExpand
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Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Formation Green River and some other Middle Eocene deposits of North America
Middle Eocene ants collected in Green River, Kishenehn and Klondike Mountain Formations in western North America are reviewed. 18 species and 12 genera (7 formal ones) are recorded, 6 genera and 15Expand
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Fossil insects of the middle and upper Permian of European Russia
Fossil insects of European Russia from the Urzhumian to Vyatkian stages are reviewed, new taxa are described, and dynamics of insect taxonomic diversity around the Permian-Triassic boundary in lightExpand
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New Transitional Fleas from China Highlighting Diversity of Early Cretaceous Ectoparasitic Insects
Fleas are a group of highly specialized blood-feeding ectoparasites whose early evolutionary history is poorly known. Although several recent discoveries have shed new light on the origin of theExpand
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The Lower to Middle Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous deposits of Transbaikalia in East Siberia are rich in fossil insects (Zherikhin, 1978, 1985). The Late Jurassic insect assemblages are less diverseExpand
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