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1 September 2012 A new genus of Ptilodactylidae (Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea) in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Burma)
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The first Mesozoic fossil of the beetle family Ptilodactylidae Laporte, 1836 (Byrrhoidea) is formally described and figured from a male preserved in latest Albian amber from Myanmar. Aphebodactyla rhetine n. gen., n. sp., is distinguished from its modern relatives and is only the second fossil species yet formally described in the family. The fossil intermingles putatively derived features of various ptilodactylid subfamilies, suggesting that the current circumscription of these lineages is in dire need of revision.

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Stylianos Chatzimanolis, Molly E. Cashion, Michael S. Engel, and Zachary H. Falin "A new genus of Ptilodactylidae (Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea) in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Burma)," Geodiversitas 34(3), 569-574, (1 September 2012). https://doi.org/10.5252/g2012n3a6
Received: 18 August 2010; Accepted: 1 May 2011; Published: 1 September 2012
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