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Current knowledge of Coleoptera (Insecta) from the Lower Cretaceous Lebanese amber and taxonomical notes for some Mesozoic groups
This paper overviews more than 39 families of fossil Coleoptera from Lower Cretaceous Lebanese amber from nine outcrops and provides a new interpretation of the taxon “Lasiosynidae” by placing it as a subfamily in the family Eulichadidae.
The most ancient bark beetle known: a new tribe, genus and species from Lebanese amber (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae)
This finding suggests that the Scolytinae became a distinct lineage of Curculionoidea from the Lower Cretaceous, and can be used as evidence against the hypothesis of bark beetles as offspring of weevils.
The earliest known holometabolous insects
Although these discoveries reveal unexpected Pennsylvanian eumetabolan diversity, the lineage radiated more successfully only after the mass extinctions at the end of the Permian period, giving rise to the familiar crown groups of their respective clades.
Current Knowledge of Mesozoic Coleoptera from Daohugou and Liaoning (Northeast China)
- A. Kirejtshuk, A. Ponomarenko, A. Prokin, Chang Huali, Georgy V. Nikolajev, R. Dong
- 1 August 2010
It was shown and confirmed that most superfamilies appeared in the fossil records before Cucujoidea, and the hypothesis that Cucujiformian beetles are a younger group than other infraordera of Polyphaga was confirmed.
Taxonomy of the reticulate beetles of the subfamily Cupedinae (Coleoptera, Archostemata), with a review of the historical development
A current generic classifi cation of sap beetles (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae)
- A. Kirejtshuk
New beetles of Polyphaga (Coleoptera, Polyphaga) from Lower Cretaceous Lebanese amber
This paper deals with the description of Cretonodes antounazari, the oldest representative of the subfamily Trinodinae; Dermestidae, Rhizophtoma elateroides, and Archelatrius marinae, all of which are known fossil records of the mentioned families.
Taxonomic Review of Fossil Coleopterous Families (Insecta, Coleoptera). Suborder Archostemata: Superfamilies Coleopseoidea and Cupedoidea
- A. Kirejtshuk
- 17 February 2020
The paper is the first of a series, which aims to present a consistent interpretation of the suprageneric taxa of fossil beetles in the current century and their generic and species composition.…
Current knowledge of Coleoptera (Insecta) from the Lowermost Eocene Oise amber
The genera defined in the “Oise fauna” show various geographical links with relatives in the recent fauna, which support that the faunistic composition of the early Eocene had a weak zonal differentiation.
New Archostemata (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the French Paleocene and Early Eocene, with a note on the composition of the suborder
The genus Crowsoniella Pace 1975 (Crowsoniellidae) could be excluded from the suborder Archostemata and transferred into the infraorder Cucujiformia (Polyphaga) and the synonymy of Cupedini and Priacmini is grounded.