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New Fossil Soldier Beetles (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) in Burmese, Baltic and Dominican Amber
The new genus Ornatomalthinus in Burmese amber is noted for possessing features similar to lycid beetles (Coleoptera: Lycidae) and for emitting, presumable defensive, secretions from everted thoracic and abdominal vesicles. Expand
On the first Silis Charpentier, 1825 from Baltic amber (Coleoptera, Cantharidae)
The Eocene findings show that the subfamily Silinae Mulsant is of ancient origin and that at least in the Eocene it was much more abundant than today in the same territories, where only two species are known. Expand
Two new genera of Cantharidae from Burmese amber of the Hukawng Valley (Insecta, Coleoptera)
Two new genera and three new species of fossil Cantharidae from Burmese amber are described and figured, which are assumed to have vesicles for chemical defense and differs from the similar genus Ornatomalthinus Poinar et Fanti, 2016 by possessing different elytral sculpture and pectinate antennae instead of filiform. Expand
A new fossil soldier beetle (Coleoptera, Cantharidae, Silinae) from Eocene Baltic amber.
A new genus and species of fossil soldier beetle Markus karenae gen. et sp. nov. is described and illustrated from Eocene Baltic amber. Its morphological characteristics place it in the taxonomicExpand
Description of a new genus and species of Cantharidae from Eocene Baltic amber (Insecta, Coleoptera)
The distinctive morphological characters of the new genus Mantimalthinus balticus are: head rounded behind the eyes, pronotum transverse with hind margin strongly bordered, elytra nearly entirely covering the last abdominal segments and metatrochanter strongly elongated. Expand
A new soldier beetle from Eocene Baltic amber
The family Cantharidae is a worldwide distributed group of flattened and soft-bodied beetles displaying aposematic colouration. These beetles, commonly known as soldier beetles, have an extensiveExpand
A checklist of the soldier beetles (Coleoptera: Elateroidea: Cantharidae) of Iran.
Data indicate that 12 genera and 84 species and subspecies of Cantharidae have been recorded from Iran, and 15 of these species-level records require further data to confirm. Expand
Molliberus albae gen. et sp. nov., the oldest Laurasian soldier beetle (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) from the Lower Cretaceous Spanish amber
The elongate prognathous head is a diagnostic character of Molliberus albae gen. et sp. Expand
Sanaungulus ruicheni (Hsiao Huang, 2018) n. comb. with the differential diagnosis of genera Sanaungulus Fanti, Damgaard Ellenberger, 2018 and Ornatomalthinus Poinar Fanti, 2016.
  • F. Fanti
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Zootaxa
  • 8 November 2018
The common characters of O. ruicheni and the criticalities of attribution to Ornatomalthinus are highlighted, a new combination is proposed and higher classification is discussed. Expand