The first true Mordellidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from lower Cenomanian amber of Myanmar

Tong Bao , Katarzyna Walczyńska , Samantha Moody , Bo Wang , Jes Rust


Primaevomordellida burmitina gen. et sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Mordellidae) is described on the base of two well-preserved specimens from Cenomanian Burmese amber. Due to the general body plan and the preservation of elongated pygidium, it is apparently the first true pintail beetle (subfamily Mordellinae). The simple hind leg structures placed the new species into the basal tribe Raynoldsiellini; however, the comparative morphology of the new species shows advanced characters similar to tribes Mordellini and Mordellistenini. The angiosperm plant records in Burmese amber forests were reviewed and the mordellids-angiosperm interactions are discussed.
Author Tong Bao
Tong Bao,,
, Katarzyna Walczyńska (FOG / IO / DMPR)
Katarzyna Walczyńska,,
- Division of Marine Plankton Research
, Samantha Moody
Samantha Moody,,
, Bo Wang
Bo Wang,,
, Jes Rust
Jes Rust,,
Journal seriesCretaceous Research, ISSN 0195-6671, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishColeoptera, Mordellidae, Fossil Mordellinae, new genus, Burmese amber, palaeoecology
ASJC Classification1911 Palaeontology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 17-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.183; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.12 (2) - 2018=2.167 (5)
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