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A new subfamily of hide beetles from the Cretaceous of northern Myanmar (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Trogidae)
Tihelka, Erik1; Huang, Diying2,3; Cai, Chenyang3,4,5
2019-07-15
Source PublicationHISTORICAL BIOLOGY
ISSN0891-2963
Pages8
AbstractWith four genera and some 330 extant species, the Trogidae are a small group of scarabaeoid beetles that feed on hard keratinous tissue. Here, the first hide beetle from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, Kresnikus beynoni gen. et sp. nov., is described and illustrated, representing the first trogid preserved in fossilised resin. A new subfamily, Kresnikinae subfam. nov., is erected for the unusual species, characterised by frons and clypeus completely fused, a deflexed anteromedial portion of the frontoclypeal region, clypeus with a straight anterior margin, subtriangular scutellum, pronotum and elytra with simple setae, mesocoxal cavities separated by a rounded metaventrite process, metatibial spurs as long as the first metatarsal segment, and metatarsi sparsely pubescent. Kresnikus beynoni gen. et sp. nov. shows several seemingly ancestral characters including separated mesocoxae and small body size, hinting at a Gondwanian origin of hide beetles. The fossil record of the family Trogidae is reviewed and an annotated checklist of fossil taxa is provided.
KeywordKeratin beetles new subfamily new species historical biogeography Burmese amber catalogue
DOI10.1080/08912963.2019.1641705
Language英语
WOS KeywordBURMESE AMBER ; PHYLOGENY ; EVOLUTION ; CHARACTERS ; CHECKLIST ; DIGESTION
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41672011] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41688103] ; Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research[2019QZKK0706] ; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDB18000000] ; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDB26000000]
WOS Research AreaLife Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics ; Paleontology
WOS SubjectBiology ; Paleontology
WOS IDWOS:000478452800001
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research ; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
PublisherTAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nigpas.ac.cn/handle/332004/27988
Collection中国科学院南京地质古生物研究所
Corresponding AuthorCai, Chenyang
Affiliation1.Hartpury Coll, Dept Anim Sci, Hartpury, England
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, State Key Lab Palaeobiol & Stratig, Nanjing, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Excellence Life & Paleoenvironm, Nanjing, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, CAS Key Lab Econ Stratig & Palaeogeog, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, Nanjing, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
5.Univ Bristol, Sch Earth Sci, Life Sci Bldg, Bristol, Avon, England
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Tihelka, Erik,Huang, Diying,Cai, Chenyang. A new subfamily of hide beetles from the Cretaceous of northern Myanmar (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Trogidae)[J]. HISTORICAL BIOLOGY,2019:8.
APA Tihelka, Erik,Huang, Diying,&Cai, Chenyang.(2019).A new subfamily of hide beetles from the Cretaceous of northern Myanmar (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Trogidae).HISTORICAL BIOLOGY,8.
MLA Tihelka, Erik,et al."A new subfamily of hide beetles from the Cretaceous of northern Myanmar (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Trogidae)".HISTORICAL BIOLOGY (2019):8.
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