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A primitive wasp of the family Sapygidae is described and figured from a male preserved in mid-Cretaceous (latest Albian, ca. 100 Ma) amber from Myanmar. The fossil is described as a new genus and species, Cretosapyga resinicola, and a new subfamily, Cretosapyginae, is proposed. The phylogenetic placement of the fossil is discussed. Cretosapyga is the oldest and first formally described fossil for the lineage, the only other record being a putative species of Sapyga (Sapyginae) in Baltic amber (Eocene: Lutetian, ca. 45 Ma).

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Keywords: ACULEATA; ALBIAN; APOCRITA; CRETACEOUS; EUACULEATA; HYMENOPTERA; MYANMAR; NEW SPECIES; PHYLOGENY; TIPHIIFORMES; VESPOMORPHA

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 December 2005

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  • Acta zoologica cracoviensia is an international journal for rapid publication. The journal includes original contributions on systematics, phylogeny, biogeography, ecology and paleontology of terrestrial and fresh-water animals worldwide. Descriptions of new taxa are welcome, including single species. All papers are subject to peer reviews In the years between 2005 and 2011 the journal was published in two separate series: Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia – Series A: Vertebrata and Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia - Series B: Invertebrata

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