2019
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.841.34991
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Abstract: The entire Mesozoic Era is rather poor in millipede (class Diplopoda) fossils, with less than a dozen species being taxonomically described. Here, we describe the first fossil millipede of the order Callipodida, Burmanopetaluminexpectatumgen. nov. et sp. nov., found in early Cenomanian amber of Burma, 98.79±0.62 Mya. The species possesses a number of morphological traits that exclude it from all extant suborders, and Burmanopetalidea suborder nov. and Burmanopetalidae fam. nov. are here erected to accommodate … Show more

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“…99 Mya) in northern Myanmar, and an extant species is long known to occur in northern Pakistan (Golovatch 1991b). In addition, the same Burmese amber contains still undescribed Stemmiulida (Stoev et al 2019) and two described species of Siphoniulida (Liu et al 2017c). Likewise, as noted above, an extant species of Siphonocryptida and Glomeridesmida each is known from Taiwan and northern Thailand, respectively (Korsós et al 2008, Shelley 2011.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 95%
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“…99 Mya) in northern Myanmar, and an extant species is long known to occur in northern Pakistan (Golovatch 1991b). In addition, the same Burmese amber contains still undescribed Stemmiulida (Stoev et al 2019) and two described species of Siphoniulida (Liu et al 2017c). Likewise, as noted above, an extant species of Siphonocryptida and Glomeridesmida each is known from Taiwan and northern Thailand, respectively (Korsós et al 2008, Shelley 2011.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 95%
“…More importantly, a fossil family representing a separate suborder has recently been discovered in the Cretaceous Burmese amber, ca. 99 Mya (Stoev et al 2019).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…By contrast, occurrences of millipedes in amber and concretion faunas are widely known. A good number of diplopod taxa have been described from Carboniferous concretions from Europe (including Great Britain and France) and North America (the Mazon Creek deposits of Illinois, USA) and from Cretaceous, Cenozoic, and other amber faunas worldwide (notably amber from Myanmar [e.g., Stoev et al, 2019], the Baltic area [e.g., Haug et al, 2018], and the Dominican Republic). Other occurrences of fossil millipedes have been described from coal (e.g., the Gaskohle of the Czech Republic), siltstone, limestone, calcitic onyx, asphalt, and other types of rock.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…For the whole Mesozoic only few millipede fossils are known, which leaves a gap in our knowledge of millipede evolution. Most of the Mesozoic millipede fossils known are from the Cretaceous Burmese amber deposits of Myanmar and can be placed in extant orders (Rasnitsyn & Golovatch 2004;Liu et al 2017;Wesener & Moritz 2018;Jiang et al 2019;Stoev et al 2019;Su et al 2020), while only few millipedes are recorded from other Mesozoic deposits (Fritsch 1910;Martynov 1936;Mulleried 1942;Dzik 1975Dzik , 1981Jell 1983;Duy-Jacquemin & Azar 2004;Shear et al 2009). Burmese amber from the Hukawng Valley in Kachin State, Northern Myanmar, has a long history of exploitation (Grimaldi et al 2002;Cruickshank & Ko 2003).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In recent years Burmese amber yielded many discoveries and inclusions important for our understanding of arthropod evolution. The oldest known and first Mesozoic fossils of various millipede taxa were found trapped in Burmese amber, like those of the orders Callipodida Pocock, 1894 (Stoev et al 2019), Platydesmida de Saussure, 1860 , Siphoniulida Pocock, 1894(Liu et al 2017 and Siphonophorida Newport, 1844 (Jiang et al 2019). Furthermore, a great diversity of undescribed millipedes has been recorded from Burmese amber, among which are several millipedes belonging to the spirostreptidan taxon Cambalidea Cook, 1895 (Wesener & Moritz 2018).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%