TitleThe first Carventinae species in Miocene Dominican Amber (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Aradidae)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHeiss, E, Poinar, GO
JournalZootaxa
Pagination47-54
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN1175-5326
Abstract

The flat bug family Aradidae is represented to date in Dominican Amber only by two species: Calisiopsis brodzinskyorum Froeschner, 1992 and Mezira scheveni Heiss, 2000 belonging to the subfamilies Calisiinae and Mezirinae respectively. Now two fossil species sharing the characters of the extant genera Nesoproxius Usinger & Matsuda, 1959 (N.latocanus n.sp.) and Carventus Stal, 1865 (C. bechlyi n.sp.), and one tentatively assigned to Acaricoris Harris & Drake, 1944 (A. robertae n.sp.), are described and illustrated below. Another specimen cannot be placed into an extant genus, and Proneoproxius n.gen. is proposed to accommodate P.cornutus n.sp.

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