Family Inkaidae

Inka Koteja


Inka Koteja, 1989b: 81. Type species: Inka minuta Koteja, by monotypy and original designation.

BIOLOGY: This genus was described from Upper Cretaceous (Santonian) Taymyrian amber. It is presumably associated with gymnosperms (Koteja, 1989b).

GENERAL REMARKS: Detailed description and illustration by Koteja (1989b).

STRUCTURE: Eriococcid-like, small; head heart-shaped in dorsal view, subrotund in lateral view; two pairs of simple eyes and one pair of lateral ocelli (Koteja, 1989b).

KEYS: Koteja 2000: 182 (female) [Key to fossil eriococcids].

CITATIONS: Koteja1989b [description, distribution, taxonomy: 81]; Koteja2000 [taxonomy: 182]; Koteja2000c [taxonomy: 208].

Inka minuta Koteja


Inka minuta Koteja, 1989b: 81-89. Type data: RUSSIA: Taymyr, Khatanga Region, Taymyr National District, Taymyrian amber, on left bank of Maymetch River. Holotype male. Type depository: Moscow: Paleontological Institute, Russia. Described: male. Illust. Notes: 5 paratypes, all alate males, in PIMR.

DISTRIBUTION: Palaearctic: Russia (Taymyr (=Dolgan-Nenets) Aut. Okrug [Koteja1989b]).

GENERAL REMARKS: Detailed description and illustration by Koteja (1989b).

STRUCTURE: Body robust and small, 660-820 Ám long, 180-240 Ám wide. Dorsomedial plate well defined, posteriorly bordered with a strong postoccipital ridge, with the lateral extremities sharply bent backwards (Koteja, 1989b).

CITATIONS: Koteja1989b [description, distribution, illustration, taxonomy: 81-89]; Koteja2000 [distribution, taxonomy: 182]; Koteja2000c [distribution, taxonomy: 208].