Articles | Volume 18, issue 1
Foss. Rec., 18, 31–35, 2015
Foss. Rec., 18, 31–35, 2015

Research article 20 Oct 2014

Research article | 20 Oct 2014

First record of the genus Baris Germar, 1817 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in Dominican amber

G. Poinar Jr.1 and A. A. Legalov2 G. Poinar Jr. and A. A. Legalov
  • 1Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
  • 2Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Frunze Street, 11, Novosibirsk 630091, Russia

Abstract. A new weevil species – Baris grossacavis Poinar and Legalov, sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) – is described from Dominican amber. The new species is close to Baris rubripes Casey, 1892, but differs by possessing large punctures over much of its body, including the pronotum; elytral intervals with rows of narrow scales, and narrow elytral intervals.

The fossil is the first record of the subfamily Baridinae from any amber source and the first record from the Miocene.