First record of Cicadellidae (Insecta, Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha) from Eocene Sakhalinian amber

Christopher H. Dietrich, Evgeny E. Perkovsky

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Abstract

Sakhalotettix eocenicus gen. & sp. nov., the first leafhopper reported from middle Eocene Sakhalinian amber, is described and illustrated. The fossil cicadellid resembles modern Xestocephalini and Bathysmatophorini in some respects but, because of its unique combination of traits, cannot be placed with certainty in either group, or in any other modern cicadellid subfamily. It is, therefore, considered to be incertae sedis within Cicadellidae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-134
Number of pages8
JournalZooKeys
Volume2019
Issue number886
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019

Keywords

  • Amber insects
  • Bathysmatophorinae
  • Leafhoppers
  • Morphology
  • Systematic paleontology
  • Xestocephalini

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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