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Published: 2023-02-28
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Cretanabis kerzhneri gen. et sp. nov., the oldest nabine genus and species (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nabidae) from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber

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IRBio. Institut de Recerca a la Biodiversitat, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research, Vietnam National Museum of Nature, VAST, Hue, Vietnam; Graduate School of Science and Technology, VAST, Hanoi, Vietnam
Laboratory of Systematic Entomology, Department of Applied Biology, College of Agriculture and life Sciences, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea; Department of Smart Agriculture Systems, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea
Amber Damsel bugs fossil mid-Cretaceous Nabidae taxonomy True bugs


The oldest Nabinae fossil, Cretanabis kerzhneri gen. et sp. nov., is described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber based on a well-preserved specimen. The morphology of the nymph fossil is presented with diagnosis and description. The comparison with the nymphs of groups within Nabinae and the usefulness of nymphal morphology are discussed.


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