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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4178.3.6

New Zopheridae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from Baltic amber

VITALII I. ALEKSEEV, ANDRIS BUKEJS

Abstract


Four new zopherid species are described and illustrated from Eocene Baltic amber: Xylolaemus legalovi sp. nov., X. richardklebsi sp. nov., Diodesma slipinskii sp. nov., and Endophloeus gorskii sp. nov. A key to species of Xylolaemus Redtenbacher, described from Baltic amber, and a checklist of fossil Zopheridae are provided. The montane distribution of several recent representatives of dendrophilous zopherids in Europe and the connection of such a distributional type with modern human activity is discussed.

 


Keywords


Coleoptera, Zopherinae, Colydiinae, cylindrical bark beetles, ironclad beetles, new species, fossil resin, Tertiary, Eocene

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