New family Apotomouridae fam. nov. (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from lower Cenomanian amber of Myanmar

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


The new family Apotomouridae fam. nov. (Coleoptera: Polyphaga: Tenebrionoidea) is described based on Multispinus multispinosus gen. et sp. nov. and Apotomoura fortiscrura gen. et. sp. nov. from Burmese amber (lower Cenomanian, ca. 99 Ma). The retractile wedge-shaped body and tarsal formula 5-5-4 placed Apotomouridae fam. nov. in Tenebrionoidea. The new family shares similarities with the Mordellidae, whereas the absence of pygidium and the combination of other microstructures assigned it more closely to the Jurassic beetle genus Wuhua. The morphological characters suggest the similar flower feeding style as to Mordellidae and Ripiphoridae, which represent the flower diet and pollinating strategy in the Tenebrionoidea.
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, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishColeoptera, Tenebrionoidea, new family, Burmese amber, lower Cenomanian, Cretaceous
ASJC Classification1911 Palaeontology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 28-01-2020, 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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