The genus Macroteleia Westwood in Middle Miocene amber from Peru (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae s.l., Scelioninae)

Vincent Perrichot, Pierre Olivier Antoine, Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi, John J. Flynn, Michael S. Engel

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Abstract

A new species of the scelionine genus Macroteleia Westwood (Platygastridae s.l., Scelioninae) is described and figured from a female beautifully preserved in Middle Miocene amber from Peru. Macroteleia yaguarum Perrichot & Engel, sp. n., shows a unique combination of characters otherwise seen independently within its congeners. It is most similar to the modern M. surfacei Brues, but differs from it by the non-foveolate notauli, the contiguous punctures of the vertex, and the continuous propodeum. The new species is the first New World fossil of the genus, suggesting a Cretaceous origin for the group and a relatively old age of the South American, tropical African, and Australian faunas, and a younger age of the modern Holarctic faunas.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)119-127
Number of pages9
JournalZooKeys
Issue number426
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Amazonian amber
  • Insecta
  • Macroteleia
  • Neogene
  • Peru
  • Platygastroidea
  • Taxonomy
  • Tertiary

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    Perrichot, V., Antoine, P. O., Salas-Gismondi, R., Flynn, J. J., & Engel, M. S. (2014). The genus Macroteleia Westwood in Middle Miocene amber from Peru (Hymenoptera, Platygastridae s.l., Scelioninae). ZooKeys, (426), 119-127. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.426.7822