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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3755.4.5

Glesirhanis bercioi, a new genus and species from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Endomychidae: Leiestinae) with a checklist and nomenclatural notes regarding fossil Endomychidae

FLOYD W. SHOCKLEY, VITALY I. ALEKSEEV

Abstract


A new genus and species of handsome fungus beetle, Glesirhanis bercioi gen. nov., sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Endomychidae: Leiestinae) is described from Baltic amber. The newly described genus is compared with all known extant and extinct genera of the subfamily. A key to the genera of Leiestinae including fossils and a checklist of fossil Endomychidae are provided. The status of two taxa previously placed in Endomychidae, Palaeoendomychus gymnus Zhang and Tetrameropsis mesozoica Kirejtshuk & Azar, is discussed, and a new status for the latter, elevating it to the family-level as Tetrameropseidae status nov., is proposed.


Keywords


new genus, new species, new status, Coleoptera, Endomychidae, Leiestinae, Baltic amber, Tertiary, Eocene, key, checklist, fossil

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