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Baltic Journal of Coleopterology
XVth Symposium of Polish Carabidologists
Tatra National Park 04-07.06.2017


Current issue: Volume 18, No. 1 (2018)

Description of two clown beetles (Coleoptera: Staphyliniformia: Hydrophiloidea: Histeridae) from Baltic amber (Cenozoic, Paleogene, Eocene)

Vitalii I. Alekseev

Alekseev V.I. 2016. Description of two clown beetles (Coleoptera: Staphyliniformia: Hydrophiloidea: Histeridae) from Baltic amber (Cenozoic, Paleogene, Eocene). Baltic J. Coleopterol., 16 (1): 27 - 35.

The first representatives of the tribe Paromalini within the subfamily Dendrophilinae from Eocene Baltic amber are presented, with description of two new species Carcinops donelaitisi sp. nov. and Xestipyge ikanti sp. nov. placed in the recent genera Carcinops Marseul, 1855 and Xestipyge Marseul, 1862, respectively. The importance of humidity for the surviving of several Eocene European beetles in other geographical territories is pointed out.

KeyWords : taxonomy, Paleogene, fossil resin, new species, Carcinops donelaitisi, Xestipyge ikanti

Vitalii I. Alekseev, Department of Zootechny, FGBOU VPO, Kaliningrad State Technical University,, Sovetsky av. 1. 236000 Kaliningrad, Russia; e-mail: alekseew0802@yahoo.com

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