The oldest fossil Tingidae from the Lowermost Eocene amber of the Paris Basin (Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha: Tingoidea)

André Nel, Alain Waller, Gaėl De Ploëg


The oldest accurate tingid bug, Parazetekella eocenica n. gen., n. sp., is described from the Lowermost Eocene amber of the Paris basin. Within the present state of knowledge on the tingid systematic and phylogeny, it probably belongs to the Phatnomatini and shows some superficial similarities with the Neotropical genus Zetekella DRAKE 1944. The two Lower Cretaceous 'tingid' genera Golmonia POPOV 1989 and Sinaldocader POPOV 1989 are considered as Heteroptera incertae familiae n. sit.


Heteroptera; Tingidae; Taxonomy; Cretaceous; Lowermost Eocene; Amber; France.

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