PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 6, Pe98412 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098412 View full text
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Lars Vilhelmsen, Dominique Zimmermann

Abstract: The Orussidae is a small and rare but phylogenetically important family of parasitoid wasps. The fossil record of the family is also very poor. Baltorussus velteni was described from Baltic amber from an allegedly female specimen. This and another recently discovered specimen are examined with microCT scanning and standard microscopy. We reveal that both the holotype and the new specimen are actually males. Furthermore, the results of the microCT scanning allow us to integrate the fossils in a morphological da…

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