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Published: 2022-04-27

First Artematopodidae from mid-Cretaceous amber of northern Myanmar (Coleoptera: Elateroidea)

State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, and Centre for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China 2School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Life Sciences Building, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ, UK
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, 77900 Olomouc, Czech Republic
State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, and Centre for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, and Centre for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China 2School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Life Sciences Building, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ, UK
Coleoptera taxonomy fossil Burmese amber Cretaceous Mesozoic

Abstract

Artematopodid fossils from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber are reported for the first time, represented by three species in two genera. Bipogonia Li, Kundrata & Cai gen. nov. with two species, B. trivialis Li, Kundrata & Cai sp. nov. and B. fortis Li, Kundrata & Cai sp. nov., is mainly characterized by the distinctly serrate antennae, mandibles with both apical and subapical teeth, and prosternum without paired longitudinal ridges. Carinibipogonia xiai Li, Kundrata & Cai gen. et sp. nov. shares with Bipogonia the distinctly serrate antennae and mandibles with both apical and subapical teeth but differs mainly in the prosternum with short paired longitudinal ridges. Based on their morphology, the two new genera might be related to the extant Allopogonia; however, this needs to be tested in the future with a phylogenetic framework.

 

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