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Published: 2016-08-26

Spongillaflies (Neuroptera, Sisyridae) in Baltic amber

University of Koeln, Institute of Biology, Gronewaldstrasse 2, D-50931 Koeln, Germany
Senckenberg Forschungsstation Grube Messel, Markstrasse 35, D-64409 Messel, Germany
Forsteler Strasse 1, D-64739 Höchst Odw., Germany
Neuroptera Eocene Paleosisyra fossil sisyrid larvae amphibious Neuroptera


Two spongillaflies species are described and illustrated from Eocene Baltic amber: Paleosisyra minor n. sp. and Paleosisyra electrobaltica Wichard et al., 2009; the latter species was described based on a female and is now re-described in consideration of the male genitalia of two new male specimens. Extant Sisyridae comprise few species, and their fossil record is very scarce.



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