Published December 15, 2017 | Version Major
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A new species of the subfamily Buchonomyiinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Cretaceous Burmese amber.

  • 1. University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Biology Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology, Laboratory of Systematic Zoology Wita Stwosza 59, 80–308 Gdańsk, Poland


Furcobuchonomyia pankowskii sp. nov., a non-biting midge of the small subfamily Buchonomyiinae is described from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber (early Cenomanian, ~100 Ma; Noije Bum, Myanmar). This is the sixth known Buchonomyiinae species,  the third fossil representative of this subfamily, and the second described and named Chironomidae species from Burmese amber. A peculiar structure of the male genital apparatus, bearing a trifid gonostylus, justifies inclusion of this new species into the recently established, originally monotypic genus Furcobuchonomyia Baranov, Góral et Ross, 2017, the diagnosis of which is amended.


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