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1 March 2009 An enigmatic diapriid wasp (Insecta, Hymenoptera) from French Cretaceous amber
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A new wasp of uncertain affinities within the family Diapriidae is described after a single specimen preserved in mid-Cretaceous (Early Cenomanian) amber from France. The possible relationships of the new fossil within the family and related groups are discussed. The fossil was studied using phase contrast X-ray synchrotron imaging, a powerful tool recently used in palaeontology studies. Several other organisms (arthropods, plants remains and microorganisms as well) were also found in the same piece of amber, notably aquatic organisms, which supply informations on the habitat of this specimen.

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Malvina Lak and André Nel "An enigmatic diapriid wasp (Insecta, Hymenoptera) from French Cretaceous amber," Geodiversitas 31(1), 137-144, (1 March 2009). https://doi.org/10.5252/g2009n1a12
Received: 4 January 2008; Accepted: 1 March 2009; Published: 1 March 2009
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