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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000085586
Veröffentlicht am 30.08.2018
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05654-y

Parasitoid biology preserved in mineralized fossils

van de Kamp, Thomas; Schwermann, Achim H.; dos Santos Rolo, Tomy; Lösel, Philipp D.; Engler, Thomas; Etter, Walter; Faragó, Tomáš; Göttlicher, Jörg; Heuveline, Vincent; Kopmann, Andreas; Mähler, Bastian; Mörs, Thomas; Odar, Janes; Rust, Jes; Tan Jerome, Nicholas; Vogelgesang, Matthias; Baumbach, Tilo; Krogmann, Lars

Abstract:
About 50% of all animal species are considered parasites. The linkage of species diversity to a parasitic lifestyle is especially evident in the insect order Hymenoptera. However, fossil evidence for host–parasitoid interactions is extremely rare, rendering hypotheses on the evolution of parasitism assumptive. Here, using high-throughput synchrotron X-ray microtomography, we examine 1510 phosphatized fly pupae from the Paleogene of France and identify 55 parasitation events by four wasp species, providing morphological and ecological data. All species developed as solitary endoparasitoids inside their hosts and exhibit different morphological adaptations for exploiting the same hosts in one habitat. Our results allow systematic and ecological placement of four distinct endoparasitoids in the Paleogene and highlight the need to investigate ecological data preserved in the fossil record.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)
Laboratorium für Applikationen der Synchrotronstrahlung (LAS)
Institut für Photonenforschung und Synchrotronstrahlung (IPS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2041-1723
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-855861
KITopen ID: 1000085586
HGF-Programm 56.03.30; LK 01
Erschienen in Nature Communications
Band 9
Heft 1
Seiten 3325
Projektinformation UFO2 (BMBF, 05K12CK2_IPE)
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