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1 January 2009 Pantostictus burmanicus, A New Genus and Species of Cretaceous Beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Histeridae) in Burmese Amber
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Pantostictus burmanicus Poinar and Brown, a new genus and new species of hister beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Histeridae) are described from Cretaceous Burmese amber. The new genus is characterized by the following: small size (under 2 mm), prognathous head; head, pronotum and elytra covered with deep punctures; a 9- segmented geniculate antenna terminated with a 1-segmented asymmetrical club; tarsal formula 5-5-5; pairs of spines on all tarsal segments, fused elytra covering most of the abdomen, and a postocciput bearing paired triangular-shaped sclerotized apophyses. This represents the first Cretaceous member of the family.

George Poinar Jr. and Alex E. Brown "Pantostictus burmanicus, A New Genus and Species of Cretaceous Beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Histeridae) in Burmese Amber," Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 111(1), 38-46, (1 January 2009). https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797-111.1.38
Published: 1 January 2009
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