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Evolution of the insects
Section 1. Diversity and Evolution: Introduction Species: their nature and number How many species of insects? Reconstructing evolutionary history Section 2. Fossil Insects: Insect fossilizationExpand
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Age constraint on Burmese amber based on U–Pb dating of zircons
Amber from northern Myanmar has been commercially exploited for millennia, and it also preserves the most diverse palaeobiota among the worlds' seven major deposits of Cretaceous amber. RecentExpand
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Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life
Flies are one of four superradiations of insects (along with beetles, wasps, and moths) that account for the majority of animal life on Earth. Diptera includes species known for their ubiquity (MuscaExpand
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A phylogenetic, revised classification of genera in the Drosophilidae (Diptera). Bulletin of the AMNH ; no. 197
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Treatise on the Isoptera of the World
ABSTRACT A comprehensive compendium on the taxonomy and biology of the 3106 living and fossil species of the worlds termites is presented, along with reviews of Isoptera morphology and evolution,Expand
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A formicine in New Jersey cretaceous amber (Hymenoptera: formicidae) and early evolution of the ants.
  • D. Grimaldi, D. Agosti
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 5 December 2000
A worker ant preserved with microscopic detail has been discovered in Turonian-aged New Jersey amber [ca. 92 mega-annum (Ma)]. The apex of the gaster has an acidopore and, thus, allows definitiveExpand
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Termites (Isoptera): Their Phylogeny, Classification, and Rise to Ecological Dominance
Abstract Like ants, termites are entirely eusocial and have profound ecological significance in the tropics. Following upon recent studies reporting more than a quarter of all known fossil termites,Expand
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New and rediscovered primitive ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Cretaceous amber from New Jersey, and their phylogenetic relationships
All Cretaceous records of ants are reviewed, and evidence originally given for their placement is evaluated. Cretaceous Formicoidea preserved in rocks lack preservation of critical ant synapomorphiesExpand
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Phylogenetics and taxonomy of Zygothrica (Diptera : Drosophilidae)
................................... 107 Introduction .................................... 107 Acknowledgments .................................... 108 Materials and MethodsExpand
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