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1 October 2020 Notes on fossil Bdelloidea 1: the first snout mite (Acariformes: Bdellidae: Odontoscirinae) from the Cretaceous amber of Myanmar
Andrés O. Porta, Daniel N. Proud, Peter Michalik, Fabio Akashi Hernandes
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Abstract

A protonymph of the snout mite genus OdontoscirusThor, 1913, O. cretacicosp. nov., is described and illustrated from Cretaceous amber of Myanmar is described and illustrated, constituting the earliest fossil species described of the family Bdellidae (ca. 99 Ma). After reexamining the literature and recollected specimens from type localities, we conclude that the following five recent species do not belong to the genus Biscirus and should be transferred to Odontoscirus: O. anomalicornis (Berlese 1916) comb. nov., O. symmetricus (Kramer 1898) comb. nov., O. uncinatus (Kramer 1898) comb. nov., O. norvegicus (Thor 1905) comb. nov., and O. insularis (Willmann 1939) comb. nov. The implications of the fossil record of the family is discussed.

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Andrés O. Porta, Daniel N. Proud, Peter Michalik, and Fabio Akashi Hernandes "Notes on fossil Bdelloidea 1: the first snout mite (Acariformes: Bdellidae: Odontoscirinae) from the Cretaceous amber of Myanmar," Systematic and Applied Acarology 25(10), 1754-1764, (1 October 2020). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.25.10.4
Received: 29 February 2020; Accepted: 6 August 2020; Published: 1 October 2020
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