Plant-feeding mite diversity in Triassic amber (Acari: Tetrapodili)

@article{Sidorchuk2015PlantfeedingMD,
  title={Plant-feeding mite diversity in Triassic amber (Acari: Tetrapodili)},
  author={Ekaterina A. Sidorchuk and Alexander R. Schmidt and Eugenio Ragazzi and Guido Roghi and Evert E. Lindquist},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  year={2015},
  volume={13},
  pages={129 - 151}
}
Carnian-aged amber (c. 230 Ma) from north-eastern Italy contains the first pre-Cretaceous inclusions of arthropods, plant remains and microorganisms. Here, we report further recovery of mites from this Late Triassic amber, supporting the prediction of a diversity of arthropods to be found in this oldest known fossiliferous resin. Two new genera and species of the Tetrapodili lineage, Minyacarus aderces and Cheirolepidoptus dolomiticus, are described. They indicate, along with the two previously… 

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