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1 December 2012 A Long-Beaked Fungus Gnat in Dominican Amber (Diptera: Lygistorrhinidae)
Martin Grund
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Abstract

Lygistorrhina caribbiana sp. nov. (Diptera: Lygistorrhinidae), the first fossil of this extant genus, is described from Dominican amber. All other fossil Lygistorrhinidae, which are known from older amber deposits in other regions, belong to extinct genera. This is the first fossil record of this rare family in Dominican amber and the first record for Hispaniola in general as the family is currently unknown from the extant fauna.

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Martin Grund "A Long-Beaked Fungus Gnat in Dominican Amber (Diptera: Lygistorrhinidae)," Annales Zoologici 62(4), 639-642, (1 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.3161/000345412X659704
Received: 6 April 2012; Accepted: 1 May 2012; Published: 1 December 2012
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amber
fossil
fungus gnat
Hispaniola
Miocene
palaeontology
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