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A Total-Evidence Approach to Dating with Fossils, Applied to the Early Radiation of the Hymenoptera
- F. Ronquist, S. Klopfstein, L. Vilhelmsen, Susanne Schulmeister, D. Murray, A. Rasnitsyn
- Geography, Environmental ScienceSystematic biology
- 26 July 2012
The results suggest that the crown group dates back to the Carboniferous, ∼309 Ma (95% interval: 291--347 Ma), and diversified into major extant lineages much earlier than previously thought, well before the Triassic.
An Outline of Evolution of the Hymenopterous Insects (Order Vespida)
- A. Rasnitsyn
(1988). An Outline of Evolution of the Hymenopterous Insects (Order Vespida) Oriental Insects: Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 115-145.
Phylogeny of the Hymenoptera: A cladistic reanalysis of Rasnitsyn’s (1988) data
A character matrix for fossil and recent hymenopterans is derived and it is shown that there is little support for Rasnitsyn’s biphyletic hypothesis, postulating a sister‐group relationship between tenthredinoids and macroxyelines, and the data favour the conventional view that Hymenoptera excluding the Xyelidae are monophyletic.
History of Insects
This work aims to provide a history of insect fossils dating back to the Carboniferous period through to the present day with a focus on the period from 1758 to 1800.
A comparative analysis of the Baltic and Rovno amber arthropod faunas: representative samples
It is concluded that the proposal for the Ypresian‐Lutetian age of Baltic amber contradicts a wide array of the palaeontological, radiological, and stratigraphic data and thus cannot be accepted on the basis of available evidence.
Ants (Insecta: Vespida: Formicidae) in the upper Eocene amber of central and Eastern Europe
The Baltic and Bitterfeld ant assemblages are shown to be most similar, the Scandinavian assemblage turns out to be the most dissimilar to these, and the Rovno assembLage is shows to be intermediate.
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 and problems of preservational state and parataxonomy of ant impression fossils are discussed.
A Probable Pollination Mode Before Angiosperms: Eurasian, Long-Proboscid Scorpionflies
The presence of scorpionfly taxa suggests that siphonate proboscides fed on gymnosperm pollination drops and likely engaged in pollination mutualisms with gymnosperms during the mid-Mesozoic, long before the similar and independent coevolution of nectar-feeding flies, moths, and beetles on angiosperms.