Earliest mordellid-like beetles from the Jurassic of Kazakhstan and China (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea)
Tong Bao , Xuesong Zhang , Katarzyna Walczyńska , Bo Wang , Jes Rust
AbstractWithin this study the subfamily Praemordellinae is reviewed and the holotype of Praemordella martynovi Scegoleva-Barovskaja, 1929 is re-described. The genera Cretanaspis Huang and Yang, 1999, Mirimordella Liu et al., 2007, Bellimordella Liu et al., 2008 and Wuhua Wang and Zhang, 2011 is attributed to Praemordellinae. One new species, Wuhua peregrina sp. nov., is erected based on two well-preserved specimens from the Middle Jurassic Daohugou Biota (Inner Mongolia, China). The morphological characters of Praemordellinae are given and a key to genera of Praemordellinae is presented. Praemordellinae is closely related to extant Mordellidae in having humpbacked body, strongly deflexed head, filiform antennae and pectinate tarsal claws, but it is differing in that the pygidium absent and hind femora not well developed. It is also similar to Ripiphoridae in having a convex body and simple tarsi, but differs Ripiphoridae in having filiform antennae. Praemordellinae is probably a stem group including the ancestor of Mordellidae and Ripiphoridae. Also, within this paper, the fossil record of Mordellidae is summarized.
|Journal series||Proceedings of the Geologists Association, ISSN 0016-7878, (A 30 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Coleoptera, Tenebrionoidea, Praemordellinae, Jurassic, Palaeoecology|
|Score|| = 30.0, 17-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal|
= 30.0, 17-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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