TitleLeptoconops nosopheris sp n. (Diptera : Ceratopogonidae) and Paleotrypanosoma burmanicus gen. n., sp n. (Kinetoplastida : Trypanosomatidae), a biting midge - trypanosome vector association from the Early Cretaceous
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsPoinar, GO
JournalMemorias Do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Type of ArticleJournal Article

Leptoconops nosopheris sp. n. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) is described from a blood-filled female biting midge in Early Cretaceous Burmese amber. The new species is characterized by a very elongate terminal flagellomere, elongate cerci, and an indistinct spur on the metatibia. This biting midge contained digenetic trypanosomes (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) in its alimentary tract and salivary glands. These trypanosomes are described as Paleotrypanosoma burmanicus gen. n., sp. n., which represents the first fossil record of a Trypanosoma generic lineage.

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