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1 July 2013 First Rove Beetles from the Jurassic Talbragar Fish Bed of Australia (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae)
Chen-Yang Cai, Evgeny V. Yan, Robert Beattie, Bo Wang, Di-Ying Huang
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Abstract

The first two rove beetle fossils discovered from the Late Jurassic Talbragar Fish Bed in New South Wales, Australia are described and illustrated. Juroglypholoma talbragarense n. sp. is the second fossil record for one of the smallest and latest recognized staphylinid subfamily Glypholomatinae. The other staphylinid, Protachinus minor n. gen. n. sp., is an unusual member of extant subfamily Tachyporinae (tribe Tachyporini). It significantly retains several distinct features, including entire epistomal suture, and abdominal tergites III–VI each with a pair of basolateral ridges. The discovery of a new glypholomatine in Australia, together with recently reported one from the Middle Jurassic Daohugou biota of China, suggests the subfamily Glypholomatinae was probably much more widespread in the Jurassic than previously thought.

Chen-Yang Cai, Evgeny V. Yan, Robert Beattie, Bo Wang, and Di-Ying Huang "First Rove Beetles from the Jurassic Talbragar Fish Bed of Australia (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae)," Journal of Paleontology 87(4), 650-656, (1 July 2013). https://doi.org/10.1666/12-136
Accepted: 1 February 2013; Published: 1 July 2013
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