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|Title||Paleoleishmania proterus n. gen., n. sp., (Trypanosomatidae : Kinetoptastida) from Cretaceous Burmese amber|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Poinar, GO, Poinar, R|
|Type of Article||Journal Article|
A trypanosomatid (Trypanosomatidae: Kinetoplastida) associated with a blood-filled female sand fly in Cretaceous Burmese amber, is described in the new genus and species, Paleoleishmania proterus. The genus Paleoleishmania is established as a collective genus for digenetic fossil trypanosomes associated with sand flies. Amastigotes, promastigotes and paramastigotes are described. Paleoleishmania proterus is the first fossil kinetoplastid and provides a minimum age for the digenetic Trypanosomatidae. Its discovery indicates that vector-borne pathogens had been established by the Early Cretaceous.
|URL||<Go to ISI>://WOS:000224441100007|