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


The 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.
Author Wojciech Giłka (FB / DIZP)
Wojciech Giłka,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Marta Zakrzewska (FB / DIZP)
Marta Zakrzewska,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Viktor Baranov
Viktor Baranov,,
, Bo Wang
Bo Wang,,
, Frauke Stebner
Frauke Stebner,,
Journal seriesAlcheringa, ISSN 0311-5518, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishDiptera, Chironomidae, non-biting midges, Nandeva, new species, early Eocene, Fushun amber
ASJC Classification1911 Palaeontology; 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 20.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.669; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 1.216 (2) - 2016=1.147 (5)
Citation count*
Share Share

Get link to the record

* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.
Are you sure?