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Minysporops dominicanus gen. n., sp. n. (Hemiptera: Pentatomoidea: Megarididae), a megaridid in Dominican amber Public Deposited

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  • A new genus and species of megaridid, Minysporops dominicanus gen. n., sp. n. (Hemiptera: Megarididae), is described from Dominican amber. Diagnostic characters include: Minute (under 2.00 mm), glabrous, nearly round body; declivitous flat-topped head; eyes constricted near middle, with dorsal eye shields; ocelli ovoid-elliptical; antennae 4-segmented, setose; rostrum 4- segmented; pronotum finely punctate with indistinct calli not extending to lateral body margins, antero-lateral margin angulate; scutellum punctate, exposing base of hemelytra; connexivum narrowly exposed; venter of abdomen glabrous, with fine punctures and two-segmented tarsi. This is the first description of a fossil megaridid.
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  • Poinar, G., & Heiss, E. (2013, February 1). Minysporops dominicanus gen. n., sp n. (Hemiptera: Pentatomoidea: Megarididae), a megaridid in Dominican amber. Historical Biology, 25(1), 95-100. doi:10.1080/08912963.2012.695357
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