Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana

Volumen 68, núm. 1, 2016, p. 1-5

A New Species of Mayfly, Maccaffertium annaesp. nov. (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae) from Mexican Amber (Miocene)

Craig R. Macadam1,*, Andrew J. Ross2

1 Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, Balallan House, 24 Allan Park, Stirling, FK8 2QG, Scotland, UK.

2 National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF, Scotland, UK.

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Abstract

Maccaffertium annae sp. n. is described in the Mexican amber of early Miocene age. It constitutes the first species of mayfly (Ephemeroptera), the first record of the family Heptageniidae to be described from this amber, and also the first fossil record of the genus Maccaffertium. The species is represented by male and female imagos in one piece of amber.

Keywords: Amber, Ephemeroptera, Maccaffertium, Miocene, Mexico.


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