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Published: 2018-09-27

A new species of Dignomus Wollaston (Coleoptera: Ptinidae) from Eocene Baltic amber

Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies, Daugavpils University, Vienības 13, Daugavpils, LV-5401, Latvia.
Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Passeig Marítim 37, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.
Department of Herpetology, MAUK “The Kaliningrad Zoo”, Mira av. 26, 236028 Kaliningrad, Russia.
Coleoptera taxonomy palaeontology Ptininae fossil resin Tertiary Paleogene

Abstract

Dignomus francescovitalii sp. nov. is described and illustrated based on a well-preserved specimen from Eocene Baltic amber. This new extinct species is placed into D. irroratus species-group. The distribution of the genus Dignomus including fossil records is mapped.

 

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