Morphological conservatism in the foreleg structure of cicada hatchlings, Burmacicada protera n. gen., n. sp. in Burmese amber, Dominicicada youngi n. gen., n. sp. in Dominican amber and the extant Magicicada septendecim (L.) (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)

  title={Morphological conservatism in the foreleg structure of cicada hatchlings, Burmacicada protera n. gen., n. sp. in Burmese amber, Dominicicada youngi n. gen., n. sp. in Dominican amber and the extant Magicicada septendecim (L.) (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)},
  author={George Poinar and Gene Kritsky},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={461 - 466}
Two cicada hatchlings (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) in Burmese and Dominican amber are described as Burmacicada protera n. gen., n. sp. and Dominicicada youngi n. gen., n. sp., respectively. Although very similar in appearance, the two species can be separated by body contour, the nature of the process on the terminal antennomere and the shape and size of protrusions, teeth and spines on the forelegs. A comparison of the forelegs of the fossil hatchlings with those of an extant hatchling of the… 
New discovery of Minlagerrontidae in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Hemiptera, Cicadomorpha, Clypeata)
A new genus and species are reported of the recently erected family Minlagerrontidae, with a relatively large body size, somewhat compressed compound eyes and a series of tegminal traits, from the mid-Cretaceous Kachin amber in northern Myanmar.
A new sinoalid froghopper in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, with inference of its phylogenetic position (Hemiptera, Cicadomorpha)
  • Jun Chen, Bo Wang, +4 authors Haichun Zhang
  • Biology
    Cretaceous Research
  • 2019
A second sinoalid taxon Jiaotouia minuta Chen and Wang, gen. et sp.
New fossil data and phylogenetic inferences shed light on the morphological disparity of Mesozoic Sinoalidae (Hemiptera, Cicadomorpha)
Finds in the froghopper family confirm that the information from body structures, vital to understanding the biodiversity and evolutionary history of extinct insects, should not be ignored in palaeoentomological studies.
First North American occurrence of hairy cicadas discovered in the Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) of Labrador, Canada
We report the discovery of Maculaferrum blaisi gen. et sp. nov, the first occurrence of the family Tettigarctidae, informally known as hairy cicadas, in North America. Maculaferrum blaisi is part of
A review of the genus Hybristodryinus Engel, 2005 (Hymenoptera, Dryinidae) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, with a discussion on its phylogenetic significance
Twelve new species of the genus Hybristodryinus are described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, suggesting they attacked adult Fulgoromorpha, as do other extant dryinine females with these organs.
Molecular phylogenetics, diversification, and systematics of Tibicen Latreille 1825 and allied cicadas of the tribe Cryptotympanini, with three new genera and emphasis on species from the USA and Canada(Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae).
Using relaxed molecular clocks and literature-derived mtDNA rate estimates, it is found that intergeneric divergence has occurred since the late Eocene, with most extant species within the former Tibicen originating after the mid-Miocene.
A catalogue of Burmite inclusions
Until the end of 2016, 14 phyla, 21 classes, 65 orders, 279 families, 515 genera and 643 species of organisms are recorded, which are summized and complied in this catalogue.
A new family Jubisentidae fam. nov. (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Fulgoroidea) from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber
Abstract A new family of Fulgoroidea, Jubisentidae fam. nov. from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber is described, comprising two new monospecific genera, Jubisentis hui gen. et sp. nov. and
Arthropod entombment in weathering-formed opal: new horizons for recording life in rocks
This finding makes opal formed by rocks weathering a new, complementary source of animal fossils, offering new prospects for the search for ancient life in the early history of Earth and possibly other terrestrial planets such as Mars, where weathering-formed opal occurs.
The unity, diversity and conformity of bugs (Hemiptera) through time
  • J. Szwedo
  • Geography
    Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2016
ABSTRACT This paper outlines and discusses the fossil record of the Hemiptera – the fifth most diverse insect order. The diversity of these insects in comparison with the “Big Four” group is given,


Tropidogyne, a New Genus of Early Cretaceous Eudicots (Angiospermae) from Burmese Amber
Tropidogyne pikei, representing a new genus and species, is described from an Early Cretaceous flower preserved in Burmese amber, which may occupy a stem or early crown position in the phylogeny of the rosid clade.
Arthropods of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti): A checklist and bibliography
This work is a first attempt to integrate into one list and quantify all the known species of Hispaniolan arthropods. It includes all the terrestrial and surrounding marine arthropod species (plus
Geology of an amber locality in the Hukawng Valley, Northern Myanmar
Abstract Amber (‘Burmite’) from the Hukawng Valley of Myanmar has been known since at least the 1st century AD. It is currently being produced from a hill known as Noije Bum, which was first
Fossil palm flowers in Dominican and Mexican amber
Twelve palm flowers in one piece of Dominican amber and a single flower in a second piece are described as Trithrinax dominicana sp. nov. (Thrinacinae: Coryphoideae), representing the first fossil
The Periodical Cicada
Among the peculiarities of this Cicada are the periodicity of its broods, some appearing at intervals of seventeen years (whence its name), and others at interval of thirteen years; and the dimorphism of the insect, which constantly exhibits a large form and a small form side by side in the same brood.
Fossil palm flowers in Dominican and Baltic amber
Five palm flowers in Dominican amber and one in Baltic amber are described or characterized, and three other palm flowers, two perfect flowers from Dominican Amber and one staminate flower from Baltic amber, are briefly characterized and figured.
A History of the Fossil Insects in the Secondary rocks of England, accompanied by a particular account of the Strata in which they occur, and of the circumstances connected with their preservation
  • P. Brodie
  • Geology
    Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London
  • 1845
spongy vegetable soil suggest to :Mr. Lyell the possibility that we may in this way explain the manner in which vegetable matter has been accumulated to form coal. The instances of drift and erratic
Age and Paleogeographical Origin of Dominican Amber
The age and depositional history of Dominican amber-bearing deposits have not been well constrained. Resinites of different ages exist in Hispaniola, but all of the main amberiferous deposits in the
Why Don't Periodical Cicadas Normally Live in Coniferous Forests?
The dense emergence in the pine-hemlock plantation indicates that the nymphs may be able to feed on the roots of hemlocks, pines, or both and poor hatching success in resinous twigs may be the only barrier preventing periodical cicadas from becoming economic pests in coniferous plantations and forests.
Taphonomy of fossilized resins: determining the biostratinomy of amber
Comparing the maturity of fossilized resins with that of their enclosing bedrock can provide information on the maturity, relative age and biostratinomy of amber and copal. A method to determine this