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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 103, No. 5, 2008, pp. 468-471
Bioline Code: oc08082
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 103, No. 5, 2008, pp. 468-471

 en Leptoconops nosopheris check for this species in other resources sp. n. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and Paleotrypanosoma burmanicus check for this species in other resources gen. n., sp. n. (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae), a biting midge - trypanosome vector association from the Early Cretaceous
Poinar, George Jr

Abstract

Leptoconops nosopheris check for this species in other resources sp. n. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) is described from a blood-filled female biting midge in Early Cretaceous Burmese amber. The new species is characterized by a very elongate terminal flagellomere, elongate cerci, and an indistinct spur on the metatibia. This biting midge contained digenetic trypanosomes (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) in its alimentary tract and salivary glands. These trypanosomes are described as Paleotrypanosoma burmanicus check for this species in other resources gen. n., sp. n., which represents the first fossil record of a Trypanosoma check for this species in other resources generic lineage.

Keywords
Cretaceous - biting midge - trypanosomatids - fossil

 
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