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Published: 2022-04-22

New Serphitidae and Gallorommatidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Microprocta) in the Early Cretaceous Lebanese amber

Palaeontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 117647, Russia; Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD, UK
Mazraat Yachouh, El-Maten, Lebanon
Conde de Torrecedeira 36, 5C Vigo, Pontevedra 36202, Spain
Faculty of Sciences II, Earth and Life Sciences Department, Lebanese University, PO box 26110217, Fanar, Matn, Lebanon; Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
Insecta Hymenoptera Microprocta Serphitoidea Mymarommatoidea Microserphitinae Supraserphitinae fossil insects Lebanon lower Barremian

Abstract

Three new serphitids (Microserphites libanensis sp. nov., Leptoserphites pabloi gen. et sp. nov. and Leptoserphites iriae gen. et sp. nov.) and a gallorommatid (Cretaceomma libanensis gen. et sp. nov.) from two different outcrops from the lower Barremian Lebanese amber are characterised, described, illustrated and their taxonomic positions are discussed. These serphitids and gallorommatid constitute the earliest records of these Cretaceous fossil families. Galloromma turolensis Ortega et al., 2011 is transferred to the genus Cretaceomma gen. nov.

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