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Two new genera of belytine wasps (Hymenoptera: Diapriidae) fromCretaceous Burmese amber

Abstract : Christophus myanmarensis gen. et sp. nov., Christophus ohmkuhnlei gen. et sp. nov., and Mintara parva gen. et sp. nov., three new species and two new genera of belytine wasps (Diapriidae: Belytinae) are described and figured from males preserved in mid-Cretaceous Kachin (Burmese) amber. These new fossils enrich the fossil record of Cretaceous diapriids, summarized here, demonstrating the diversity of the family before the K/Pg extinction and suggesting an older origin for the family.
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Manuel Brazidec, Vincent Perrichot, André Nel, Corentin Jouault. Two new genera of belytine wasps (Hymenoptera: Diapriidae) fromCretaceous Burmese amber. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Elsevier, In press, ⟨10.1016/j.pgeola.2021.09.006⟩. ⟨insu-03380285⟩

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