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In this paper we describe a new fossil species of the silvanid flat bark beetle from Baltic amber. The new beetle species from European Eocene belongs to the genus living only in the New World now. Possible, the studied specimen is an adult beetle entrapped in resin shortly after moulting.
FR | Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Foss. Rec., 22, 111–118, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-22-111-2019
Foss. Rec., 22, 111–118, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-22-111-2019

Research article 07 Nov 2019

Research article | 07 Nov 2019

The second fossil species of Cathartosilvanus (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Silvanidae) from Eocene Baltic amber

Vitalii I. Alekseev et al.

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In this paper we describe a new fossil species of the silvanid flat bark beetle from Baltic amber. The new beetle species from European Eocene belongs to the genus living only in the New World now. Possible, the studied specimen is an adult beetle entrapped in resin shortly after moulting.
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