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Another amber first: A tiny tetraphalerin beetle (Coleoptera: Archostemata) in Myanmar birmite


Edmund A. Jarzembowski, Bo Wang, Daran Zheng


A new tetraphalerin beetle, Tetraphalerus lindae sp. nov. (Insecta: Coleoptera: Archostemata) is described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber from northern Myanmar. This is the first species of this Jurassic-recent genus of archaic beetles to be described from amber inclusions, and is the first tetraphalerin cupedid from Burmese amber. This small, unusual Cretaceous Tetraphalerus is considered to belong to the T. bruchi species group of this now relict South American genus.

Keywords: Burmese amber; Myanmar; Coleoptera; Cupedid; Tetraphalerus; New species

DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2017.05.023

READ IT HERE: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667117302094

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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)
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