Colemanus keeleyorum (Braconidae, Ichneutinae s. l.): a new genus and species of Eocene wasp from the Green River Formation of western North America

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Fisher,J. ; Tucker,Erika ; Sharkey,Michael (2015)
  • Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
  • Journal: Journal of Hymenoptera Research (issn: 1070-9428, eissn: 1314-2607)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3897/JHR.44.4727
  • Subject: Microgastrinae Microgastroidea Proteropini Proteropinae fossil placement | QL1-991 | Nephrozoa | Boltonocostidae | Pterygota | Animalia | BraconidaeCephalornis | Eumetabola | Ecdysozoa | Microgastrinae | Insecta | Cystomastacoides kiddo | Protostomia | Ichneumonoidea | Circumscriptional names | Coelenterata | Strashila incredibilis | Arthropoda | Proteropini | Kulbastavia | Microgastroidea | Carbotriplurida | Basal | Hymenopterida | Tiphiinae | Proteropinae | fossil placement | Hymenoptera | Notchia | Bilateria | Circumscriptional name | Zoology | Circumscriptional names of the taxon under | Ichneutinae

A new genus and species of Ichneutinae s. l., Colemanus keeleyorum Fisher, is described from the Eocene Green River Formation in Colorado, USA. Colemanus was placed on a phylogenetic hypothesis using morphological data. Using a parsimony criterion, Colemanus is placed within Proteropini (Ichneutinae s. l.). Reconstructions of well-preserved regions (mesosomal dorsum and wings) are included. A previously described species from lower Oligocene Baltic amber is transferred to Colemanus, resulting in the new combination C. contortus (Brues, 1933).
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