Delclòs, Xavier, Peñalver, Enrique, Arillo, Antonio, Engel, Michael S, Nel, A, Dany, Azar and Ross, Andrew (2016) New mantises (Insecta: Mantodea) in Cretaceous ambers from Lebanon, Spain, and Myanmar. Cretaceous Research, 60. pp. 91-108. ISSN 0195-6671

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Diverse new material of mantises found in the Cretaceous amber-bearing deposits from Lebanon (Barremian), Spain (Albian), and Myanmar (Albian–Cenomanian) are described and figured. The Lebanese and Spanish forms are nymphs; while the one from Myanmar is an adult specimen. The Lebanese nymph corresponds to a new specimen of Burmantis lebanensis Grimaldi, 2003 while the adult Burmese (Myanmar) specimen belongs to the new species Burmantis zherikhini. The Spanish specimen represents a new genus and species and is established as Aragonimantis aenigma, but is considered family incertae sedis. The Spanish specimen is the first record of Mesozoic mantises from western-European amber deposits. A revised phylogenetic hypothesis for Cretaceous mantises is proposed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amber; Mantodea; New species; Phylogeny; Cretaceous
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DP Spain
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 12:12
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 16:07

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