Three new species of entimine weevils in Early Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Biodiversity Data Journal
Nico M Franz, Guanyang Zhang

Abstract

Using syntactic and semantic conventions of the taxonomic concept approach (Franz et al. 2015), we describe three newly recognized fossil broad-nosed weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae) preserved in Early Miocene amber (ca. 20.4-16.0 mya) from the Dominican Republic: Scelianoma compactasp. n. sec. Franz & Zhang (2017) (henceforth abbreviated as [FZ2017]), Tropirhinus palpebratussp. n. [FZ2017], and Diaprepes anticussp. n. [FZ2017]. The taxonomic assignment of the amber inclusions is grounded in a preceding phylogenetic analysis by Franz (2012). As many as 88 of the 143 therein identified characters were coded for the fossils, whose traits are largely congruent with those present in extant congeners while also differing in ways that justify their new nomenclatural and taxonomic status. We present detailed images, descriptions, and phylogenetically informed diagnoses for the three new species-level entities, along with logically consistent Region Connection Calculus (RCC-5) alignments of the amended genus-level classifications for Scelianoma Franz and Girón 2009 [FZ2017], Tropirhinus Schoenherr 1823 [FZ2017], and Diaprepes Schoenherr 1823 [FZ2017] - in relation to 2-4 preceding classifications published in 1982-2012. T...Continue Reading

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Jan 13, 2012·PloS One·John WieczorekDavid Vieglais
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Mar 25, 2016·Systematic Biology·Nico M FranzBertram Ludäscher

Citations

Jan 20, 2018·Journal of Biomedical Semantics·Viktor SenderovLyubomir Penev

Related Concepts

Classification
Order Coleoptera
Hemoglobin S-Antilles
Amber
XRCC1 protein, human
Weevils
Description
Diaprepes
Dominican - Ethnicity
Phylogenetic Analysis

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