The first fossil record of Nandeva Wiedenbrug, Reiss & Fittkau (Diptera: Chironomidae) in early Eocene Fushun amber from China
Wojciech Giłka , Marta Zakrzewska , Viktor Baranov , Bo Wang , Frauke Stebner
AbstractThe first fossil representative of the extant chironomid genus Nandeva Wiedenbrug, Reiss & Fittkau, 1998 is described based on a specimen found in early Eocene (50–53 Ma) Fushun amber from China. The adult male of Nandeva pudens sp. nov. has the long RM vein as a continuation of M and R4+5, the bare squama, the strongly reduced anal area of the wing and hypopygial characters typical of extant species of the genus. Following the systematic concept based on adult male morphology and characters examinable in fossil specimens, we present N. pudens as a possible member of the Tanytarsini, arguing that Nandeva is part of this tribe or a possible sister group to the tribe. This is the first record of Nandeva from the Palaearctic region.
|Journal series||Alcheringa, ISSN 0311-5518|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Diptera, Chironomidae, non-biting midges, Nandeva, new species, early Eocene, Fushun amber|
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