New Tridactyloidea in Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic (Orthoptera: Caelifera)

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-210
Number of pages7
JournalAnnales de la Societe Entomologique de France
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2010


  • Burdigalian
  • Early Miocene
  • Hispaniola
  • Ripipterygidae
  • Tridactylidae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science


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