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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)

Fossil soldier beetles from Baltic amber of the Anders Damgaard amber collection (Coleoptera Cantharidae) Fabrizio Fanti, Anders Leth Damgaard

Fabrizio Fanti, Anders Leth Damgaard

Fanti F, Damgaard A. L. 2018. Fossil soldier beetles from Baltic amber of the Anders Damgaard amber collection (Coleoptera Cantharidae). Baltic J. Coleopterol. 18(1): 1 - 32.

In this paper, the authors describe and illustrate four new fossil genera and fifteen new fossil species of soldier beetles from Baltic amber belonging to the collection of Anders Damgaard: Eridanula n. gen., Noergaardia n. gen., Juratelacrima n. gen., Palmnickeneoceras n. gen., Cacomorphocerus bentifabrici n. sp., Cacomorphocerus madseni n. sp., Eridanula susannaebierae n. sp., Noergaardia dinae n. sp., Cantharis (Cyrtomoptila) mikkelsenorum n. sp., Juratelacrima ballingi n. sp., Palmnickeneoceras ejersboi n. sp., Podistra (Absidia) kloevedali n. sp., Rhagonycha (s. str.) nielsenae n. sp., Themus (Haplothemus) bennyianderseni n. sp., Malthinus (s. str.) rifbjergi n. sp., Malthodes (s. str.) henningseni n. sp., Malthodes (s. str.) moellehavei n. sp., Kuskaella bajerae n. sp., and Autosilis annisettaekoppelae n. sp. The presence of the genus Themus Motschulsky, 1858 in Eocene Baltic amber allows assumptions to be made about the origin of the genus or the age of amber. The genera Eridanula and Norgaardia belong to the recently established tribe Cacomorphocerini Fanti & Kupryjanowicz, 2018 based on having the same shape of the antennae but with more antennomeres (17-19). Furthermore, Podistra kloevedali is the first described fossil species of the genus, until now known only at the generic level.

KeyWords : Cantharidae, new genera, new species, paleoentomology, Baltic, amber.

Fabrizio Fanti, via del Tamburino 69, I - 53040 Piazze (Siena), Italy; e-mail: fantifab@alice.it
Anders Leth Damgaard, Hornshøjparken 79, DK-7500 Holstebro, Denmark; e-mail: leth.damgaard@gmail.com

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