Lygistorrhinidae (Diptera: Bibionomorpha: Sciaroidea) in early Eocene Cambay amber

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2017
Authors:Stebner, F, Singh, H, Rust, J, Grimaldi, DA
Journal:PeerJ
Volume:5
Pagination:e3313
Date Published:Jan-01-2017
Abstract:

One new genus and three new species of Lygistorrhinidae in early Eocene Cambay amber from India are described, which significantly increases our knowledge about this group in the Eocene. Lygistorrhina indica n. sp. is the oldest fossil known from this extant genus. Indorrhina sahnii n. gen. et sp. shows morphological similarities to each of the two extant genera Lygistorrhina and Asiorrhina. Palaeognoriste orientale is the third species known from a group that has only been recorded from Eocene Baltic amber before. The latter finding reveals faunal links between Cambay amber and the probably slightly younger Baltic amber, adding further evidence that faunal exchange between Europe/Asia and India took place before the formation of Cambay amber.

URL:https://peerj.com/articles/3313
DOI:10.7717/peerj.3313
Taxonomy checked: 
Yes
TDWG distribution: 
No
Specimens imported: 
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