A new genus and two new species of fossil Elaterids from the Yixian Formation of Western Liaoning, China (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:H. Chang, Zhang, F., Ren, D.
Journal:Zootaxa
Volume:1785
Pagination:54-62
Date Published:2008
ISBN Number:1175-5326 (print edition)1175-5334 (online edition)
Accession Number:E524 (1828A (CD))
Keywords:Elateridae, fossil, Yixian Formation, Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous, China
Abstract:

A new genus and two new species of fossil Elateridae are described and illustrated: Paralithomerus gen. nov., P. exquisitus sp. nov, and P. parallelus sp. nov. Both species were collected from the Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China. Fossil elaterids expressing a sutured mesoventrite have been otherwise discovered only from the Upper Jurassic strata of Karatau.

Short Title:A new genus and two new species of fossil Elaterids from the Yixian Formation of Western Liaoning, China (Coleoptera: Elateridae)
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