A new species of tumbling flower beetle (Coleoptera: Mordellidae) from Baltic amber

Tong Bao , Katarzyna Walczyńska , Błażej Bojarski , Ed Jarzembowski , Bo Wang , Jes Rust

Abstract

A new species of tumbling flower beetle (Coleoptera: Mordellidae) Tomoxia succinea sp. nov. is described based on two Baltic amber specimens. The new species differs from the only extant European species of this genus, Tomoxia bucephala Costa, 1854, mainly in the shape of the scutellum and the length ratio of particular body parts. The fossil records of Mordellidae found in Baltic amber are summarized; their paleoecology in the Paleocene–Eocene of the Baltic region and the composition and distribution of the family Mordellidae are discussed.
Author Tong Bao
Tong Bao,,
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, Katarzyna Walczyńska (FOG / IO / DMPR)
Katarzyna Walczyńska,,
- Division of Marine Plankton Research
, Błażej Bojarski (FB / DIZP)
Błażej Bojarski,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Ed Jarzembowski
Ed Jarzembowski,,
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, Bo Wang
Bo Wang,,
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, Jes Rust
Jes Rust,,
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Journal seriesPalaeontologische Zeitschrift, ISSN 0031-0220, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol93
No1
Pages31-36
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishColeoptera, Mordellidae, new species, Baltic amber, Eocene, paleoecology
ASJC Classification1911 Palaeontology
DOIDOI:10.1007/s12542-018-0434-4
URL https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs12542-018-0434-4.pdf
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
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ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 17-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.729; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 0.698 (2) - 2018=0.721 (5)
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