Paradermestes jurassicus gen. et sp. nov., a new dermestid beetle is described based on a well-preserved impression fossil collected from the Middle Jurassic Jiulongshan Formation in Daohugou Village, Shantou Township, Ningcheng County, Inner Mongolia, China, making it the oldest fossil of the family. Based on its size, no visible ocellus and laterally reduced hind coxal plates Paradermestes is placed in subfamily Dermestinae and tribe Paradermestini, trib. nov.
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Vol. 67 • No. 1