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A second species of the genus Cretoleptochromus Cai & Huang (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae) from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber


Author(s)

Ziwei Yin, Chenyang Cai, Diying Huang, Lizhen Li


Abstract:

A second species of the extinct scydmaenine genus Cretoleptochromus Cai & Huang, C. burmiticus sp. nov., is described and figured based on three exquisitely preserved specimens embedded in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. The new taxon possesses an extremely elongate body form and strongly extended legs and antennae that provide reliable means for species diagnosis and a ready separation from the only known congener, the type species C. archaicus Cai & Huang, also reported from Burmese amber. The morphology of C. burmiticus also suggests that this species was probably an active diurnal predator living in open environments.


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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667117300423

Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)