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Published: 2020-10-30

New psychodid flies from the Upper Cretaceous Yantardakh amber and Eocene Sakhalin amber (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae)

Lebanese University, Faculty of Science II, Fanar, Natural Sciences Department, Fanar - El-Matn, PO 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
Lebanese University, Faculty of Science II, Fanar, Natural Sciences Department, Fanar - El-Matn, PO 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
Diptera Psychodidae Psychodinae Russia Taimyr fossil insect gen. et sp. nov. Sakhalin Yantardakh Santonian mid-Eocene

Abstract

Four new psychodid flies, Yantarpsychodus szadziewskii gen. et sp. nov., Sakhalinopsychoda krzeminskii gen. et sp. nov., Sakhalinopericoma russiaensis gen. et sp. nov., and Tonnoira sakhalinensis sp. nov. are characterised, illustrated and described from the Late Cretaceous Santonian Yantardakh amber and the Paleogene mid-Eocene Sakhalin amber. These newly described taxa are the first studied representatives of the Psychodidae from Yantardakh and Sakhalin fossil resins.

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