A case of mistaken identification of an amber fossil male strepsipteran (Insecta: Strepsiptera) Public Deposited

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  • A well preserved specimen of amber Strepsiptera was erroneously described as Stylops neotropicallis Kogan and Poinar, 2010. The taxonomic position of the species was based on a count of 6 antennomeres (typical of the Stylopidae), however, further observations showed that there are actually 7 antennomeres, which places the fossil in the family Myrmecolacidae, and it is herein re-described in the genus Palaeomyrmecolax Kulicka, 2001. Furthermore, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy analysis of a sample of the amber piece containing the fossil revealed that it was Baltic rather than Dominican amber as originally thought. The fossil was compared to another specimen from Baltic amber in the Poinar collection, which shows close affinity to P. succineus Kulicka, 2001, the type species of the genus. P. neotropicallis (n.comb.) differs from that specimen and seems to differ also from the other 4 species in the genus Palaeomyrmecolax.
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  • Kogan, M., Poinar Jr., G., & Cook, J. L. (2015). A case of mistaken identification of an amber fossil male strepsipteran (Insecta: Strepsiptera). Historical Biology, 27(8), 1062-1069. doi:10.1080/08912963.2014.930461
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