+1 Recommend
3 collections

      Publish your biodiversity research with us!

      Submit your article here.

      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found
      Is Open Access

      The first fossil Coleoptera record from the Volyn Region, Ukraine, with description of a new Glesoconomorphus (Coleoptera, Mycteridae) in syninclusion with Winterschmidtiidae (Acari) and a key to species


      Read this article at

          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.


          Glesoconomorphus ekaterinae sp. nov. ( Coleoptera , Mycteridae ), representing the first ever fossil species of Coleoptera from the Volyn Region of Ukraine and the first mycterid from late Eocene Rovno amber, is described and illustrated. A key to species of the fossil mycterid genus Glesoconomorphus Alekseev, Pollock & Bukejs, 2019 is presented. The systematic position of Glesoconomorphus within Eurypinae J. Thomson, 1860 is briefly discussed. The oldest finding of phoretic Winterschmidtiidae Oudemans, 1923 mites, found on the type specimen of the new beetle species, is reported.

          Related collections

          Most cited references37

          • Record: found
          • Abstract: found
          • Article: not found
          Is Open Access

          Tropical and Holarctic Ants in Late Eocene Ambers

          Based on representative collections, the ratio of tropical and Holarctic ant species in Priabonian (Late Eocene) Baltic, Bitterfeld (Saxonian), Danish and Rovno ambers is analyzed for the first time. In surveyed representative collections of Baltic amber, the ratios of Holarctic and tropical ant species are from 1.1 to 1.5; with 10 Holarctic and 9 tropical species (out of 31) in the PIN-964 collection, and 9 and 5 species (out of 29) in the Giecewicz collection; the ratio in the representative collection of Saxonian amber is 0.9, 11 Holarctic species vs. 12 tropical species (out of 55); in the representative collection of Rovno amber it is 0.65, 15 vs. 23 species (out of 79); and in the representative collection of Danish amber it is 0.64, 7 vs. 11 species (out of 36). Hence, in representative collections of Baltic amber, Holarctic species clearly prevail not just in terms of the share of their specimens (by 9.8 to 19.6 times), but also by the number of species. In Bitterfeld amber, Holarctic species are somewhat less numerous than tropical ones, but their specimens are 6 times greater. In representative collections of Rovno and Danish ambers, the number of Holarctic species is 1.5 to 1.7 times smaller than that of tropical species, but the number of their specimens is 4.9 to 6.9 times greater. The numbers of tropical and Holarctic species represented by more than one specimen is similar in Priabonian ambers, 25 versus 22, but Holarctic species include four dominants or subdominants. The abundance of temperate elements in the Priabonian amber ant fauna along with the relatively small number of tropical elements greatly distinguishes it from the Middle European Lutetian ant faunas of Messel and Eckfeld in shale, which do not have temperate elements at all. Formica phaethusa Wheeler, Glaphyromyrmex oligocenicus Wheeler, Plagiolepis squamifera Mayr, Proceratium eocenicum Dlussky, Hypoponera atavia (Mayr), Ponera lobulifera Dlussky, Aphaenogaster mersa Wheeler, and Ennaemerus reticulatus Mayr are new records for Rovno amber, and Formica gustawi Dlussky and Gnamptogenys europaea (Mayr) for Danish amber.
            • Record: found
            • Abstract: found
            • Article: not found

            First record of tiger beetles (Coleoptera, Cicindelidae) from Rovno amber, with the description of a new genus and species

            A new fossil tiger beetle species, Goriresina fungifora gen. n., sp. n. (Coleoptera, Cicindelidae), is described from Eocene Rovno amber. The new genus belongs to the subtribe Iresiina, tribe Cicindelini, due to the glabrous head, the labrum with six submarginal setae (latero-basal setae very long) and two apical teeth with notch between them, the glabrous and globular pronotum, the lack of setae on the metepisternum and metepimeron, as well as on the visible parts of abdominal sternites, the single long seta each on the fore- and mesotrochanter. The new species is characterized by the long and moderately convex labrum, two clypeal setae, the elongate and apicad converging elytra with an angularly, but smoothly rounded apex, the small and sharp sutural spine, the probable presence of an apical portion of the elytral humeral spot, a slightly sinuate, transverse medial fascia with an extended and downward directed apical portion, and a slightly transverse basal portion of the apical spot. This is the first record of a tiger beetle in Rovno amber and only a fourth well-preserved Cicindelidae from fossil resins.  
              • Record: found
              • Abstract: not found
              • Article: not found

              Synopsis of the fossil flat wasps Epyrinae (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae), with description of three new genera and 10 new species


                Author and article information

                Pensoft Publishers
                08 November 2021
                : 1068
                : 189-201
                [1 ] Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, SW7 5BD, London, UK Natural History Museum London United Kingdom
                [2 ] Institute of Biology, University of Latvia, O. Vācieša iela 4, LV-1004, Rīga, Latvia University of Latvia Rīga Latvia
                [3 ] Coleopterological Research Center, Institute of Life Sciences and Technology, Daugavpils University, Vienības iela 13, LV-5401, Daugavpils, Latvia Daugavpils University Daugavpils Latvia
                [4 ] I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, B. Khmelnitskogo 15, 01601, Kiev, Ukraine National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Kiev Ukraine
                [5 ] A.A. Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Profsoyuznaya Str. 123, 117868, Moscow, Russia A.A. Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow Russia
                [6 ] Cherepovets State University, Lunacharsky prospect 5, 162600, Cherepovets, Russia Cherepovets State University Cherepovets Russia
                [7 ] Hokkaido University Museum, Hokkaido University, Kita 8, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, 060-0808, Sapporo, Japan Hokkaido University Sapporo Japan
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Dmitry Telnov ( anthicus@ 123456gmail.com )

                Academic editor: ChenYang Cai

                Author information
                Dmitry Telnov, Evgeny E. Perkovsky, Dmitry V. Vasilenko, Shûhei Yamamoto

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

                : 16 September 2021
                : 18 October 2021
                Research Article
                Identification Key

                Animal science & Zoology
                eurypinae,identification,morphology,phoresy,priabonian,rovno amber,taxonomy
                Animal science & Zoology
                eurypinae, identification, morphology, phoresy, priabonian, rovno amber, taxonomy


                Comment on this article