Current issue: Volume 17, No. 2 (2017)
A new coleopterous family Wabbelidae fam. nov. (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) from Baltic amber (Cenozoic, Paleogene, Eocene)
Alekseev V.I. A new coleopterous family Wabbelidae fam. nov. (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) from Baltic amber (Cenozoic, Paleogene, Eocene). Baltic J. Coleopterol. 17 (1): 29 - 41.
An unknown peculiar beetle from Tertiary Baltic amber, Wabbel cerebricavus gen. et sp. nov. designated to a new family, is described and illustrated. The new family, Wabbelidae fam. nov., is diagnosed and assigned to the superfamily Cucujoidea. The new family can be identified by the thick moniliform antennae, modified (deeply concave) frons and vertex, longitudinally strigose pronotum with pair of basal grooves, wide gula with complete gular sutures, pentamerous non-lobed tarsi, seriate punctuation of elytra, and dorsally nonflattened body.
KeyWords : taxonomy, fossil resin, new family, Polyphaga, Cucujiformia
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