A new fossil cricket of the genus Proanaxipha in Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic (Orthoptera, Gryllidae, Pentacentrinae)

Sam W. Heads, David Penney, David I. Green

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Abstract

A new species of the cricket genus Proanaxipha Vickery & Poinar (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Pentacentrinae) from Early Miocene Dominican amber is described and illustrated. Proanaxipha madgesuttonae sp. n. is distinguished from congeners by: (1) head capsule bearing a distinctive posteriorly bilobed colour spot on the vertex; (2) presence of crossveins in the proximal part of the mediocubital area; (3) apical field of tegmen entirely dark; and (4) median process of epiphallus short. The poorly known Proanaxipha bicolorata Vickery & Poinar, of questionable affinity and status, is herein regarded as a nomen inquirendum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-118
Number of pages8
JournalZooKeys
Volume229
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 5 2012

Keywords

  • Dominican amber
  • Gryllidae
  • Grylloidea
  • Miocene
  • Orthoptera
  • Pentacentrinae
  • Proanaxipha

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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