|Publications specimens collected by me:|
A new Geogarypus from Baltic amber (Pseudoscorpiones: Geogarypidae) . .... pdf.
Abstract. Geogarypus gorskii sp.n., a new pseudoscorpion from Baltic amber is described
A NEW SPECIES OF CTENOPLECTRELLA IN BALTIC AMBER(HYMENOPTERA: MEGACHILIDAE). .... pdf.
Abstract: A new species of the extinct bee genus Ctenoplectrella COCKERELL (Megachilinae: Ctenoplectrellini)
is described and figured from two females preserved in a single piece of middle
Eocene (Lutetian) Baltic amber. Ctenoplectrella gorskii ENGEL, sp. n. is distinguished from
other species of the genus most notably in the venation of the forewing.
First record of a fossil Trinodes larva from Baltic amber(Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Trinodinae). .... pdf.
Abstract. The first larva of Trinodes sp. from Baltic amber is described and
New fossil dermestid beetles (Coleoptera: Dermestidae)
from the Baltic amber. .... pdf.
Abstract: A new representative of dermestid beetle is described from Paleogene inclusions of the Baltic amber, i. e. Anthrenus
(Nathrenus) electron sp. n. This fossil species largely extend our knowledge of diversity of this group in Tertiary.
A New data on fossil species from Baltic amber with description of a new species (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). .... pdf.
Abstract: Attagenus gorskii sp. nov. from Upper Eocene Baltic amber is described, illustrated and compared with similar species Attagenus yantarnyi Háva & Bukejs, 2013 and A. hoffeinsorum Háva, Prokop & Herrmann, 2006. The new species differs by the structure of its antennae and body shape. A list of all known fossil species of Dermestidae from Baltic amber is also given.
Dactylolabis ( Eobothrophorus ) lauryni
A new species of Dactylolabis ( Eobothrophorus ) from Baltic amber (Diptera: Limoniidae) .... pdf.
Abstract. A new species –
Dactylolabis (Idiolabis) ryszardi
n. sp. from Eocene Baltic amber
is described. It is the third species of this extinct subgenus
to be described and is
known exclusively from Eocene Baltic amber. The distinctive fea
tures of the newly
described species are the character of wing venation, especiall
y the shape of discal cell, characteristically indented in upper distal corner by the position of dM
1+2 shifted to 1/3 of d-cell, and the morphology of the hypopygium. A parsimon
y analysis of type species of extant taxa and extinct species of the genus
Dactylolabis from Baltic amber is provided based on 25 morphological characters. The analysis con
firms the status of extinct subgenera from the Eocene Baltic amber currently recognized within the genus
Dactylolabis and shows the modern and fossil taxa grouped separately
A new species Dicranomyia Stephens, 1829 from Baltic amber (Diptera: Limoniidae, .... pdf.
Abstract.— A new species of the genus Dicranomyia Stephens, 1829 (Diptera:
Limoniidae) from Baltic amber (Eocene) is described. The characteristic feature
distinguishing a new species, D. gorskii sp. nov. is the presence of the surprisingly strong
and elongate spine on rostral prolongation of ventral gonostylus. The morphological
features of the new species are briefly discussed. New replacement name Dicranomyia
alexandri nom. nov. for Dicranomyia flagellata (Alexander, 1931) is proposed to avoid
with Dicranomyia flagellata Edwards, 1928.
Xylasia gorskii sp. nov., Gastrallus zjantaru sp. nov., Tuberernobius ambericus sp. nov., Hadrobregmus ambericus sp. nov.
A New Ptinidae (Coleoptera: Bostrichoidea) from Baltic amber
with a list of known fossil species .... pdf.
Abstract. The following new species from Baltic amber are described and illustrated: Gastrallus zjantaru sp. nov., Hadrobregmus ambericus sp. nov. (both Anobiinae), Tuberernobius ambericus gen. nov. et sp. nov. (Ernobiinae), Xylasia gorskii gen. nov. et sp. nov. (Xyletininae). List of world known fossil species is provided.
Dieneremia rueckeri, a new genus and species of minute brown scavenger beetle from Baltic amber, with notes on other fossil Latridiidae
Dieneremia rueckeri gen. et sp. nov. is described and illustrated from Upper Eocene Baltic amber (Yantarny village, the
Kaliningrad Region, Russia). A new synonymy is established: Latridius jacquelinae Hawkeswood, Makhan and Turner,
2009 = Latridius jantaricus Borowiec, 1985. New fossil records on Latridius jantaricus Borowiec, 1985 are presented.
Microscapha andrzeji sp. nov.
First record of Microscapha LeConte from Baltic amber with description of
a new species and list of fossil Melandryidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) .... pdf.
Microscapha andrzeji sp. nov., the first fossil representative of the genus is described from Eocene Baltic amber. An updated
list of fossil Melandryidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) is provided. The presence of Microscapha within Baltic
amber suggests some potential for palaeoenvironmental inferences based on the melandryid assemblage within the deposit.
Orchesia (Orchestera) canaliculata
A new species of the genus Orchesia Latreille (Coleoptera: Melandryidae)
from Baltic amber with a key to species described from fossil resins .... pdf.
Orchesia (Orchestera) canaliculata sp. nov. is described and illustrated from Eocene Baltic amber (Kaliningrad Region,
Russia). New fossil records on O. turkini Alekseev & Bukejs and O. rasnitzyni Nikitsky are presented. A key to species
of Orchesia Latreille, described from fossil resins, is provided.
Wojciechaphis andrei gen. et sp. nov.
Wojciechaphis andrei gen. et sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Aphidomorpha, Drepanosiphidae, Phyllaphidinae), a new aphid genus from Baltic amber .... pdf.
ABSTRACT. Here we describe a new aphid genus and species Wojciechaphis andrei gen. et sp. nov. belonging to the extant family Drepanosiphidae, also known from Baltic amber (Eocene). The first adult apterous viviparous female of Mengeaphis glandulosa (MENGE, 1856) is described too.
A New Species of the Genus Smicrips Le Conte
(Coleoptera: Smicripidae) from Baltic Amber .... pdf.
Abstract—Smicrips gorskii sp. nov. from the Upper Eocene Baltic amber, distinguished from all congeners by
the dark color and very long antennomere 2 is described.
New Zopheridae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from Baltic amber .... pdf.
Abstract—Four new zopherid species are described and illustrated from Eocene Baltic amber: Xylolaemus legalovi sp. nov., X. richardklebsi
sp. nov., Diodesma slipinskii sp. nov., and Endophloeus gorskii sp. nov. A key to species of Xylolaemus Redtenbacher,
described from Baltic amber, and a checklist of fossil Zopheridae are provided. The montane distribution of
several recent representatives of dendrophilous zopherids in Europe and the connection of such a distributional type with
modern human activity is discussed.
A new species of Eupariini from Eocene Baltic amber
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) .... pdf.
Abstract—Based on 10 specimens from Late Eocene Baltic amber, an extinct species of Eupariini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae),
Airapus lithuanicus Tamutis, Alekseev, & Bukejs new species, is described and illustrated. The new species is
compared with two known fossil representatives of Aphodiinae from Baltic amber. The generic placement of these two
species, Saprosites succini (Zang, 1905) and Ataenius europaeus Quiel, 1910, is discussed, as are details of paleoecology
for the new species.
Winnicavis gorskii gen. et sp. nov.
Articulated avian remains from the early Oligocene of Poland
adds to our understanding of Passerine evolution .... pdf.
Abstract—In total, less than 50 specimens of the Passeriformes are known from the Paleogene,
which contrasts with the fact that now it is the largest and most diverse order of
birds. The so far described fossils include only three nearly complete specimens, an
articulated wing and legs, and a handful of isolated bones. This paper describes a new
species and genus of a passerine bird the size of the extant Parus major, imprinted on
a slab and a counter slab of the siliceous clayey shales of the Outer Carpathians in
southeastern Poland, and dated to the Rupelian, early Oligocene (ca. 31 m.y.a.). It is
one of the very few passerine specimens from the Paleogene with bones in articulation,
and thus provides a window into the ancestral osteology of passeriforms, which is
characterized by a mosaic of characters typical for extant Oscines and Suboscines.
The bird shows a unique manus, with a relatively short carpometacarpus and cleavershaped
phalanx proximalis digiti majoris. Besides bones, fragmentary feathers are also
imprinted on both slabs.
Electribius gorskii sp. nov.
A new Electribius Crowson, 1973 species from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Artematopodidae). .... pdf.
Abstract: Electribius gorskii sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Artematopodidae) from Baltic Amber is described, illustrated and compared with similar amber species. New species differs by the structure of prosternal process, antennae and setation.
New findings of weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionioidea) in Baltic
amber. .... pdf.
Abstract: New findings of five weevil species in Baltic amber are given. Morphological characters
of sexual dimorphism of Palaeometrioxena zherikhini Legalov, 2012 and
Succinometrioxena poinari Legalov, 2012 are shown for the first time. Caulophilus
sucinopunctatus (Kuúka, 1992), comb. n., placem. n. is transferred from the genus
Phloeophagus Schoenherr, 1838 of the tribe Rhyncolini to the genus Caulophilus
Wollaston, 1854 of the tribe Dryotribini. Key to species of Caulophilus known from Eocene
amber is given.
Omaliella polonica sp. nov .. .... pdf.
Abstract: Archaeorthoptera is a high rank insect taxon comprising Orthoptera as well as the extinct orders Titanoptera and Caloneurodea, and several other late Paleozoic groups formerly assigned to polyphyletic Protorthoptera. Synapomorphies defining Archaeorthoptera and some fossil subordinate taxa are exclusively based on wing venation. This study presents a detailed description of two new archaeorthopteran genera and three new species from the Pennsylvanian of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin in Poland.
Bacanius gorskii sp. nov.
A new Eocene Bacanius species (Histeridae: Dendrophilinae)from Baltic amber .... pdf.
Abstract: A study of Baltic amber revealed a new fossil
species of the genus Bacanius LeConte, 1853. Bacanius
gorskii sp. nov. differs from the congener described previously
from Eocene Rovno amber, B. kirejtshuki Sokolov
and Perkovsky, in the shape of meso-metaventral suture,
incomplete subhumeral stria, and the impunctate prosternal
The clown beetle family (Histeridae) is nearly cosmopolitan
in distribution, and it is very diverse both ecologically and
morphologically (Caterino and Vogler, 2002). Histerid beetles
comprise over 4000 extant species. Ten subfamilies are
presently recognized (Zhou et al., 2020): Antigracilinae, an
extinct subfamily from the Lower Cretaceous, and the extant
subfamilies Niponiinae, Abraeinae, Saprininae, Dendrophilinae,
Onthophilinae, Tribalinae, Histerinae, Haeteriinae, and
Chlamydopsinae. Histerid beetles, although generalist predators,
have widely varied habitats and are associated with different
substrates including dung, carrion, fungi, dead and dying
trees, leaf litter or other decomposing vegetation, and
symbioses with other animals, most spectacularly with social
insects (Caterino and Vogler, 2002).
Various histerid genera belonging to subfamilies
Abraeinae, Histerinae, and Dendrophilinae have been
listed from Baltic amber inclusions (Klebs, 1910; Larsson,
1978; Spahr, 1981), but only two representatives of the
tribe Paromalini have been formally described hitherto
(Alekseev, 2016). Recently, one fossil species of Bacanius,
B. kirejtshuki, has been described from Eocene Rovno amber
(Sokolov and Perkovsky, 2020).
In this study, description of a new species, Bacanius
gorskii sp. nov., an extinct Eocene representative of the tribe
Bacaniini, is presented.