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Ripidinelia daiboyui sp. nov. from mid-Cretaceous Kachin amber (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae)

State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy; Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology; Chinese Academy of Sciences; Nanjing 210008; China; Bristol Palaeobiology Group; School of Earth Sciences; University of Bristol; Life Sciences Building; Tyndall Avenue; Bristol BS8 1TQ; UK
State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy; Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology; Chinese Academy of Sciences; Nanjing 210008; China
State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy; Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology; Chinese Academy of Sciences; Nanjing 210008; China
Ripidiinae Burmese amber Cretaceous fossil taxonomy

Abstract

The second species of the ripidiine genus Ripidinelia Batelka & Prokop, R. daiboyui Li & Cai sp. nov., is reported from mid-Cretaceous Kachin amber of northern Myanmar. Ripidinelia daiboyui is distinguishable from R. burmiticola Batelka & Prokop by having 5-5-4 tarsi. The apically dentate pretarsal claws found in R. daiboyui are rarely present in Ripidiinae. Together with previous studies, our discovery emphasizes the palaeodiversity of Ripiphoridae during the late Mesozoic.

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