Title

A Primitive Sapygid Wasp in Burmese Amber (Hymenoptera: Sapygidae)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

A primitive wasp of the family Sapygidae is described and figured from a male preserved in mid-Cretaceous (latest Albian, ca. 100 Ma) amber from Myanmar. The fossil is described as a new genus and species, Cretosapyga resinicola, and a new subfamily, Cretosapyginae, is proposed. The phylogenetic placement of the fossil is discussed. Cretosapyga is the oldest and first formally described fossil for the lineage, the only other record being a putative species of Sapyga (Sapyginae) in Baltic amber (Eocene: Lutetian, ca. 45 Ma).

Comments

Bennett, Daniel J., and Michael S. Engel. "A primitive sapygid wasp in Burmese amber (Hymenoptera: Sapygidae)." Acta zoologica cracoviensia 48, no. 3-4 (2005): 1-9.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.3409/173491505783995608

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