Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Research article
13 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 13 Sep 2019

Dignoptinus, a new genus for fossil Dignomus regiomontanus Alekseev from Eocene Baltic amber, and new status for Bruchoptinus Reitter and Pseudoptinus Reitter (Coleoptera: Ptinidae)

Vitalii I. Alekseev, Andris Bukejs, and Xavier Bellés

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Cited articles

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