Two new Tridactyloidea of the families Ripipterygidae and Tridactylidae are described from the Early Miocene (Burdigalian) amber of the Dominican Republic, namely: Archaeoellipes engelin. gen., n. sp. (Tridactylidae: Tridactylinae) and Mirhipipteryx antillarumn. sp. (Ripipterygidae). These new taxa represent the fi rst record of Tridactyloidea in Dominican amber and the fi rst fossil record of Ripipterygidae, which are otherwise known only from the extant fauna.
- Early Miocene
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Insect Science