, Volume 74, Issue 3, pp 335–341 | Cite as

New Early Cretaceous hymenopterous insects (Insecta: Hymenoptera) from Sierra del Montsec (Spain)

  • Alexandr P. Rasnitsyn
  • Jörg Ansorge


Four new species of Hymenoptera are described from the Early Cretaceous (Lower Barremian) lithographic limestones of the Sierra del Montsec (Lérida Province, NE Spain):Prosyntexis montsecensis n. sp. (Sepulcidae),Manlaya lacabrua n. sp. (Gasteruptiidae),Meiagaster cretaceus n. gen., n. sp. (Bethylonymidae),Angarosphex lithographicus n. sp. (Sphecidae). The Spanish assemblage extends our knowledge of the distribution of the Lower Cretaceous hymenopteran fauna and will throw light on its character in a probably dry environment with seasonal rainfall.


Cretaceous Early Cretaceous Berriasian Hind Wing Hind Femur 
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Aus den unterkretazischen Plattenkalken (Unter-Barrême) der Sierra del Montsec (Provinz Lérida, NE-Spanien) werden vier neue Hymenopteren-Arten beschrieben:Prosyntexis montsecensis n. sp. (Sepulcidae),Manlaya lacabrua n. sp. (Gasteruptiidae),Meiagaster cretaceus n. gen., n. sp. (Bethylonymidae),Angarosphex lithographicus n. sp. (Sphecidae). Die Funde aus Spanien repräsentieren eine weitere umfangreiche unterkretazische Hymenopterenfauna, sie erweitern die Kenntnis der geographischen Verbreitung dieser Ordnung beträchtlich und lassen sich gut mit einem trockenen Klima mit saisonalen Regenfällen in Einklang bringen.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-UniversitätGreifswaldGermany

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