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An earwig in Late Cretaceous Vendean amber (Dermaptera)

Abstract : A new fossil earwig nymph is described and figured from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian to Santonian) amber of Vendée,northwestern France. Vendeenympha gravesi n. gen. and sp., is distinguished from previously recorded nymphs in other Frenchfossil deposits and compared to modern lineages. This is the third record of earwig nymphs in French Cretaceous ambers.
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Michael S. Engel, Vincent Perrichot. An earwig in Late Cretaceous Vendean amber (Dermaptera). Paleontological Contributions, 2014, Fossil arthropods in Late Cretaceous Vendean amber (northwestern France), 10D, pp.16-20. ⟨insu-01094337⟩



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