Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

March 1992


Published in Insecta Mundi Vol. 6, No. 1, March, 1992. Copyright © 1992 by Scarbrough and Poinar, Jr.

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Ommatius fimbriatus and O. subtus are based upon four specimens embedded in Dominican amber from the El Mamey Formation in the Dominican Republic. The amber is from the Lower Oligocene - Upper Eocene, originating between 25 and 40 million years ago. The specimens are the first reported fossils of Ommatius. Both species are described and compared with modern species. Significant characters are illustrated and/or photographed.

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