Paleontological Journal

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 196–202 | Cite as

New species of sub-fossil weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) in Madagascar copal

Article

Abstract

Two new species of the subfamily Cossoninae are described from Madagascar copal. Pentarthrum inclusus sp. nov. is similar to P. alpinum Hustache, 1933 but differs in the smaller body size, almost straight rostrum, almost flat eyes, temples with smooth punctures, and the shorter 3rd antennomere. Cossonus shevnini sp. nov. is similar to C. suturalis Boheman, 1838, differing in the unicolorous body, uniformly punctured pronotum, and more convex eyes.

Keywords

Coleoptera Curculionoidea Cossoninae Madagascar copal Holocene new species 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Davis, S.R. and Engel, M.S., Cossonine weevils in Dominican amber (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Linzer Biol. Beitr., 2007, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 803–820.Google Scholar
  2. Hagedorn, M., Kopalborkenkäfer, Verh. Ver. Naturwiss. Unterhalt. Hamburg, 1907, vol. 13, pp. 109–112.Google Scholar
  3. Hagedorn, M., Coleoptera: Fam. Ipidae, in Genera Insectorum, Wytsman, P., Ed., Brussels: P. Wytsman, 1910, vol. 111, pp. 1–178.Google Scholar
  4. Hagedorn, M., Madagassische Ipiden, in Voeltzkow, A., Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse, vol. 3: Systematische Arbeiten, Stuttgart: Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Nägele und Sproesser, 1913, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 253–258.Google Scholar
  5. Handlirsch, A., Die fossilen Insekten und die Phylogenie der rezenten Formen: Ein Handbuch für Paläontologen und Zoologen, Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 1906–1908.Google Scholar
  6. Heer, O., Ueber die fossilen Pflanzen von St. Jorge in Madeira, N. Denkschr. Allg. Schweiz. Ges. Gesam. Naturwiss., 1857, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 1–40.Google Scholar
  7. Hope, F.W., Observations on succinic insects: Part the second: Gums and resins, Trans. Entomol. Soc., London, 1837, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 46–57.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Kiselev, S.V. and Nazarov, V.I., Late Cenozoic insects of northern Eurasia, Paleontol. J., 2009, vol. 49, no. 7, pp. 723–850.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Kleine, R., Neue Arten der Gattung Acicnemis Lacordaire nebst faunistischen Mitteilungen, Arch. Naturgesch., 1924, vol. 90A, no. 4, pp. 148–164.Google Scholar
  10. Kleine, R., Ein neuer Kopalbrenthidae, Entomol. Blätter (Krefeld), 1941, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 1–41.Google Scholar
  11. Kuschel, G., The subfamily Molytinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): General notes and descriptions of new taxa from New Zealand and Chile, New Zeal. Entomol., 1987, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 11–29.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Kuśka, A., Three new species of beetles (Coleoptera: Cantharidae, Anobiidae, Curculionidae) from the Baltic amber, Ann. Upper Silesian Mus., Entomol., 1992, vol. 3, pp. 107–113.Google Scholar
  13. Kuzmina, S.A., Quaternary insects and environment of northeastern Asia, Paleontol. J., 2015, vol. 49, no. 7, pp. 679–867.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Lambert, J.B., Johnson, S.C., and Poinar, G.O., Jr., Resins from Africa and South America: criteria for distinguishing between fossilized and recent resin based on NMR spectroscopy, in Amber, Resinites, and Fossil Resins, Anderson, K.B. and Crelling, J.C., Eds., Am. Chem. Soc. Symp. Ser., vol. 617, Washington, DC: Am. Chem. Soc., 1995, pp. 193–202CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Langenheim, J.H., Biology of amber-producing trees: focus on case studies of Hymenaea and Agathis, in Amber, Resinites, and Fossil Resins, Anderson, K.B. and Crelling, J.C., Eds., Am. Chem. Soc. Symp. Ser., vol. 617, Washington, DC: Am. Chem. Soc., 1995, pp. 1–31.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Legalov, A.A., Dudko, R.Yu., and Zinovyev, E.V., Subfossil weevils from the central part of West Siberia provide evidence of range expansion during the last glaciations, Quat. Int., 2016, vol. 420, pp. 233–241. http://dx.doi.org/. doi 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.11.043CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Legalov, A.A., Fossil Mesozoic and Cenozoic weevils (Coleoptera, Obrienioidea, Curculionoidea), Paleontol. J., 2015, vol. 49, no. 13, pp. 1442–1513.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Nazarenko, V.Yu., Legalov, A.A., and Perkovsky, E.E., A new species of the genus Caulophilus Woll. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cossoninae) from the Rovno amber, Paleontol. J., 2011, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 287–290.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Nazarov, V.I., Rekonstruktsiya landshaftov Belorussii po paleoentomologicheskim dannym: Antropogen (Reconstruction of Landscapes of Northeastern Belarus in the Quaternary Based on Paleoentomological Data), Rasnitsyn, A.P., Ed., Tr. Paleontol. Inst. Akad. Nauk SSSR, vol. 205, Moscow: Nauka, 1984.Google Scholar
  20. Poinar, G.O., Jr., Life in Amber, Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 1992.Google Scholar
  21. Poinar, G.O., Jr., Cenozoic fauna and flora in amber, Estud. Mus. Cienc. Nat. Alava, 1999, vol. 14, pp. 151–154.Google Scholar
  22. Poinar, G.O., Jr. and Brown, A.E., Hymanaea mexicana sp. nov. (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae) from Mexican amber indicates old world connections, Bot. J. Linn. Soc., 2002, vol. 139, no. 2, pp. 125–132.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Poinar, G.O., Jr. and Legalov, A.A., New species of the subfamily Cossoninae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Dominican amber, Hist. Biol., 2015, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 491–502.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Ragazzi, E., Roghi, G., Giaretta, A., and Gianolla, P., Classification of amber based on thermal analysis, Thermochim. Acta, 2003, vol. 404, nos. 1–2, pp. 43–54.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Schedl, K., Ambrosia beetles from copal (Scolytidae and Platypodidae), Ann. Mag. Natur. Hist., 1939, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 468–471.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Schlüter, T. and von Gnielinski, F., The east African copal: its geological, stratigraphic, palaeontologic significance and comparison with fossil resins of similar age, Natl. Mus. Tanzania Occas. Paper, 1987, vol. 8, pp. 1–32.Google Scholar
  27. Scudder, S.H., Canadian fossil insects: 4. Additions to the coleopterous fauna of the interglacial clays of the Toronto district, Geol. Surv. Can. Contrib. Palaeontol., 1900, vol. 2, pp. 67–92.Google Scholar
  28. Thompson, R.T., Observations on the morphology and classification of weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea) with a key to major groups, J. Nat. Hist., 1992, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 835–891.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Vávra, N., Amber, fossil resins, and copal—contributions to the terminology of fossil plant resins, Denisia, 2009, vol. 86, pp. 213–222.Google Scholar
  30. Voss, E., Einige Rhynchophoren der Bernsteinfauna (Col.), Mitt. Geol. Staatsinst., Hamburg, 1953, vol. 22, pp. 119–140.Google Scholar
  31. Voss, E., Einige Rüsselkäfer der Tertiärzeit aus baltischen Bernstein (Coleoptera, Curculionidea), Steenstupia, 1972, vol. 2, no. 11, pp. 167–181.Google Scholar
  32. Wunderlich, J., Fossil spiders in amber and copal, Beitr. Araneologie, 2004, no. 3A, pp. 1–850.Google Scholar
  33. Zinovyev, E.V., Dudko, R.Yu., Gurina, A.A., Prokin, A.A., Mikhailov, Yu.E., Tsepelev, K.A., Tshernyshev, S.E., Kireev, M.S., Kostyunin, A.E., and Legalov, A.A., First records of sub-fossil insects from Quaternary deposits in the southeastern part of Western Siberia, Russia, Quat. Int., 2016, vol. 420, pp. 221–232. http://dx.doi.org/. doi 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.09.023CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Life Sciences and TechnologiesDaugavpils UniversityDaugavpilsLatvia
  2. 2.Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

Personalised recommendations