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The Oldest Representative of the Rove Beetle Tribe Pinophilini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae), from Upper Cretaceous Burmese Amber

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Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology and Center for Excellence in Life and Paleoenvironment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 39 East Beijing Road, Nanjing 210008, China
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Iowa State University, Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology, 2200 Osborn Dr., Bessey Hall, Ames, IA 50011, USA
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University of Gdańsk, Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology, Wita Stwosza 59, 80-308 Gdańsk, Poland
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Insects 2020, 11(3), 174; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11030174
Received: 23 January 2020 / Revised: 6 March 2020 / Accepted: 6 March 2020 / Published: 10 March 2020
The recently reviewed subtribe Procirrina comprises eight extant genera with a predominately (sub)tropical distribution. Previous phylogenies consistently recover the tribe Pinophilini of the subfamily Paederinae monophyletic. No fossils of the tribe have been described, although compression fossils are known from the Cenozoic Green River Formation (50.3–46.2 Ma) as well as inclusions from the Miocene Dominican (20.43–13.65 Ma) and Mexican (20–15 Ma) ambers. Here we describe †Cretoprocirrus trichotos Jenkins Shaw and Żyła gen. et sp. n., the oldest fossil representative of the tribe Pinophilini, from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber (ca. 99 Ma). Phylogenetic analyses of morphological data allow its unambiguous placement in the subtribe Procirrina. †Cretoprocirrus trichotos is the second genus of Paederinae described from Burmese amber and provides an important insight into the evolution of the subfamily. View Full-Text
Keywords: Procirrina; Mesozoic; amber; new genus and species Procirrina; Mesozoic; amber; new genus and species
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Jenkins Shaw, J.; Wang, B.; Bai, M.; Żyła, D. The Oldest Representative of the Rove Beetle Tribe Pinophilini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae), from Upper Cretaceous Burmese Amber. Insects 2020, 11, 174.

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