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A mid-Cretaceous Eccrinales infesting a primitive wasp in Myanmar amber
- Poinar, George
- Fungal biology 2016 v.120 no.12 pp. 1537-1539
- Hymenoptera, amber, anus, fossils, new species, spores, thallus, Myanmar
- A mid-Cretaceous Eccrinales in Myanmar amber is described as Paleocadus burmiticus gen. et sp. nov. in the family Eccrinaceae. The fossil is represented by two types of sporangiospores formed on different thalli protruding from the anus of a primitive wasp, with secondary infestation spores multinucleate and thin walled. Its presence establishes the Eccrinales in the mid-Cretaceous and shows that at that time, lineages of this group parasitized wasps, an association unknown with extant members of the Order.