Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Foss. Rec., 19, 11–16, 2016
Foss. Rec., 19, 11–16, 2016

Research article 17 Nov 2015

Research article | 17 Nov 2015

First record of the genus Pseudopilolabus Legalov, 2003 (Coleoptera: Attelabidae) in Dominican amber

G. Poinar Jr.1, A. E. Brown2, and A. A. Legalov3 G. Poinar Jr. et al.
  • 1Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
  • 2629 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94708, USA
  • 3Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Frunze Street 11, Novosibirsk 630091, Russia

Abstract. A new weevil species (, Pseudopilolabus othnius Poinar, Brown and Legalov, sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Attelabidae), is described from Dominican amber. The new species is close to the extant P. viridanus (Gyllenhal, 1839) and P. splendens (Gyllenhal, 1839) but differs by having a bronzed body, narrower and more convex elytral intervals, long antennae reaching the middle of the pronotum, and weakly convex eyes; from P. rugiceps (Voss, 1925) it differs by having a smoother pronotum without transverse rugosity; from P. chiriquensis (Hamilton, 1994) it differs by having indistinctly protuberant humeri and the elytra nearly parallel from the humeri to the midpoint. The fossil weevil is the first record of the tribe Pilolabini (Attelabidae) from the West Indies and the first record of the Attelabidae from any amber source.