TitleEarly Cretaceous protist flagellates (Parabasalia: Hypermastigia: Oxymonada) of cockroaches (Insecta: Blattaria) in Burmese amber
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsPoinar, GO
JournalCretaceous Research
Volume30
Pagination1066-1072
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0195-6671
Abstract

Two Early Cretaceous Burmese amber cockroaches contained protists related to mutualistic flagellates occurring in extant Cryptocercus cockroaches and lower termites. The fossil protists are described as Devescovites proteus Poinar n. gen., n. sp. (Parabasalia: Trichomonadida: Devescovinidae), Paleotrichomones burmanicus Poinar n. gen., n. sp. (Parabasalia: Trichomonida), Burmanymphus cretacea Poinar n. gen., n. sp. (Hypermastigia: Trichonymphida: Burmanymphidae n. fam.) and Oxymonas gigantea Poinar, n. sp. Additional putative protists are also illustrated. Evolutionary implications of this discovery are discussed. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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DOI10.1016/j.cretres.2009.03.008