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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

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ANDRADE FILHO, José Dilermando; GALATI, Eunice A Bianchi; FALCAO, Alda Lima  and  BRAZIL, Reginaldo Peçanha. Description of Micropygomyia brandaoi sp. n. (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae), a fossil phlebotomine from the Dominican Republic. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2008, vol.103, n.4, pp. 344-346. ISSN 0074-0276.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762008000400005.

The description of Micropygomyia brandaoi, a new species of fossil phlebotomine sand fly, is based on one male specimen obtained from Dominican amber of the Miocene period (20 million years). In this new species, the fifth palpal segment is long, the coxite lacks a setal tuft and the style shows four well-developed spines. This set of characters allowed us to place the new species in the genus Micropygomyia Barretto.

Keywords : Micropygomyia brandaoi sp. n.; Phlebotominae; sand fly; Diptera; Psychodidae; taxonomy; fossil.

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