New non-biting midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Lower Cretaceous Wealden amber of the Isle of Wight (UK)

Viktor Baranov , Wojciech Giłka , Marta Zakrzewska , Edmund Jarzembowski


Non-biting midges (Chironomidae) from Lower Cretaceous Wealden amber of the Isle of Wight (lower Barremian, ca. 128 Ma) are reviewed. As a result, Dungeyella gavini Jarzembowski, Azar et Nel, 2008, the only chironomid species known from this amber deposit, is for the first time recognised from the adult male, and the systematic position of Dungeyella within the subfamily Buchonomyiinae is established. Libanodiamesa simpsoni sp. nov. (Prodiamesinae), now found in Wealden amber, is the second species of the genus previously only recorded from Lower Cretaceous Lebanese amber. A detailed morphological analysis revealed characters (wing venation patterns, genital apparatus structure) defined as unique for the two genera, the diagnoses of which are amended. Biogeographical features of the Wealden amber Chironomidae are also discussed against the background of their fossil records from the Cretaceous.
Author Viktor Baranov
Viktor Baranov,,
, Wojciech Giłka (FB / DIZP)
Wojciech Giłka,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Marta Zakrzewska (FB / DIZP)
Marta Zakrzewska,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Edmund Jarzembowski
Edmund Jarzembowski,,
Journal seriesCretaceous Research, ISSN 0195-6671, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishChironomidae, Mesozoic, amber, systematics, biogeography
ASJC Classification1911 Palaeontology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
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ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 29-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 3; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.183; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.12 (2) - 2018=2.167 (5)
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