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New and revised maimetshid wasps from Cretaceous ambers (Hymenoptera, Maimetshidae).

Authors
  • 1
Type
Published Article
Journal
ZooKeys
1313-2970
Publication Date
Issue
130
Pages
421–453
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.130.1453
PMID: 22259291
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Albian
  • Campanian
  • Canada
  • France
  • Hymenoptera
  • Lebanon
  • Maimetshidae
  • Mesozoic
  • Neocomian
  • Spain
  • Taxonomy

Abstract

New material of the wasp family Maimetshidae (Apocrita) is presented from four Cretaceous amber deposits - the Neocomian of Lebanon, the Early Albian of Spain, the latest Albian/earliest Cenomanian of France, and the Campanian of Canada. The new record from Canadian Cretaceous amber extends the temporal and paleogeographical range of the family. New material from France is assignable to Guyotemaimetsha enigmatica Perrichot et al. including the first females for the species, while a series of males and females from Spain are described and figured as Iberomaimetsha Ortega-Blanco, Perrichot & Engel, gen. n., with the two new species Iberomaimetsha rasnitsyni Ortega-Blanco, Perrichot & Engel, sp. n. and Iberomaimetsha nihtmara Ortega-Blanco, Delclòs & Engel, sp. n.; a single female from Lebanon is described and figured as Ahiromaimetsha najlae Perrichot, Azar, Nel & Engel, gen. et sp. n., and a single male from Canada is described and figured as Ahstemiam cellula McKellar & Engel, gen. et sp. n. The taxa are compared with other maimetshids, a key to genera and species is given, and brief comments made on the family.

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