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Title: Long-proboscid brachyceran flies in Cretaceous amber (Diptera: Stratiomyomorpha: Zhangsolvidae)
Author: Arillo, Antonio
Peñalver Mollá, Enrique
Pérez de la Fuente, Ricardo
Delclòs Martínez, Xavier
Barden, Phillip M.
Riccio, Mark L.
Grimaldi, David
Criscione, Julia
Keywords: Dípters
Cretaceous Period
Issue Date: Nov-2014
Publisher: Wiley
Abstract: The monophyletic family Zhangsolvidae comprises stout-bodied brachyceran flies with a long proboscis and occurring only in the Cretaceous, originally known in shale from the Early Cretaceous Laiyang Formation (Fm.) in China (Zhangsolva Nagatomi & Yang), subsequently from limestones of the Early Cretaceous Crato Fm. of Brazil. Cratomyoides Wilkommen is synonymized with Cratomyia Mazzarolo & Amorim, both from the Crato Fm.; Cratomyiidae is synonymized with Zhangsolvidae. Two genera and three species of Zhangsolvidae are described: Buccinatormyia magnifica Arillo, Peñalver & Pérez-de la Fuente, gen. et sp.n. and B. soplaensis Arillo, Peñalver & Pérez-de la Fuente, sp.n., in Albian amber from Las Peñosas Fm. in Spain; and Linguatormyia teletacta Grimaldi, gen. et sp.n., in Upper Albian<br>Lower Cenomanian amber from Hukawng Valley inMyanmar. Buccinatormyia soplaensis and Linguatormyia teletacta are unique among all Brachycera, extant or extinct, by their remarkably long, flagellate antennae, about 1.6× the body length in the latter species. A phylogenetic analysis of 52 morphological characters for 35 taxa is presented, 11 taxa being Cretaceous species, which supports placement of the family within Stratiomyomorpha, although not to any particular family within the infraorder.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: 10.1111/syen.12106
It is part of: Systematic Entomology, 2014, p. 1-26
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ISSN: 0307-6970
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