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1 October 2016 First Piestine Rove Beetle in Eocene Baltic Amber (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Piestinae)
Chen-Yang Cai, Liang Lü, Edilson Caron, Sidnei Bortoluzzi, Alfred F. Newton, Margaret K. Thayer, Di-Ying Huang
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Abstract

Fossil piestine staphylinids are extremely rare, with only two definite species known to date. A new rove beetle genus and species, Eopiestus groehni Cai & Lü gen. & sp. nov., is described and figured based on an exceptionally well-preserved adult in Eocene Baltic amber from Yantarny in the Kaliningrad region of Russia. The species is the first fossil piestine discovered as an amber inclusion.

© 2016 Kansas Entomological Society
Chen-Yang Cai, Liang Lü, Edilson Caron, Sidnei Bortoluzzi, Alfred F. Newton, Margaret K. Thayer, and Di-Ying Huang "First Piestine Rove Beetle in Eocene Baltic Amber (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Piestinae)," Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 89(4), 345-357, (1 October 2016). https://doi.org/10.2317/0022-8567-89.4.345
Received: 17 July 2016; Accepted: 1 January 2017; Published: 1 October 2016
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Baltic amber
Coleoptera
Eocene
Piestinae
Staphylinidae
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