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New Genera and Species of the Family Throscidae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea) in Mid-Cretaceous Burmese Amber

by 1,2, 1 and 1,3,*
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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, Nanjing 210008, China
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School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
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School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Life Sciences Building, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ, UK
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Insects 2021, 12(1), 63; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12010063
Received: 26 November 2020 / Revised: 9 January 2021 / Accepted: 9 January 2021 / Published: 12 January 2021
Throscidae is a relatively small lineage in the beetle superfamily Elateroidea. The Mesozoic fossil records of this family are sparse. Here we describe three new throscid species found in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, all represented by well-preserved specimens. These newly discovered species suggest that Throscidae had a high diversity in the Cretaceous.
Captopus depressicepsgen. et sp. nov., Electrothroscus yanpingaegen. et sp. nov. and Pseudopactopus robustusgen. et sp. nov. are reported from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. These new findings greatly extend the Mesozoic diversity of Throscidae, which implies a high degree of morphological disparity for this family in the Cretaceous. View Full-Text
Keywords: Throscidae; palaeodiversity; Mesozoic; Burmese amber Throscidae; palaeodiversity; Mesozoic; Burmese amber
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Li, Y.-D.; Huang, D.-Y.; Cai, C.-Y. New Genera and Species of the Family Throscidae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea) in Mid-Cretaceous Burmese Amber. Insects 2021, 12, 63. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12010063

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Li Y-D, Huang D-Y, Cai C-Y. New Genera and Species of the Family Throscidae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea) in Mid-Cretaceous Burmese Amber. Insects. 2021; 12(1):63. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12010063

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Li, Yan-Da, Di-Ying Huang, and Chen-Yang Cai. 2021. "New Genera and Species of the Family Throscidae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea) in Mid-Cretaceous Burmese Amber" Insects 12, no. 1: 63. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12010063

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