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Published: 2020-10-30

New Cecidomyiidae from the Lower Cretaceous Lebanese amber (Diptera)

Lebanese University, Faculty of Sciences II, Department of Biology, Fanar - Matn - P. O. box 26110217, Lebanon State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, People’s Republic of China
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité, ISYEB - UMR 7205 - CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Universités, Paris, France
Diptera Insecta Lestremiinae Winnertziinae Porricondylinae gen. et sp. nov. morphological stability Lebanon Early Cretaceous


The oldest representatives of several cecidomyiid tribes are characterised and described from the Lower Cretaceous Lebanese amber, viz. a Lestremiinae with uncertain tribe affinities; two Winnertziinae Winnertziini: Libanoclinorrhytis jaschhofi gen. et sp. nov., and Lebanowinnertzia perrichoti gen. et sp. nov.; and two Porricondylinae Dicerurini: Cretadicerura salimi gen. et sp. nov. and Libanohilversidia doryi gen. et sp. nov. These taxa are the oldest representatives of their respective tribes.


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