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Coleoptera from the middle-upper Eocene European ambers: generic composition, zoogeography and climatic implications
  • V. Alekseev
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 10 July 2017
The paper contains a review of coleopteran genera known from Baltic, Bitterfeld and Rovno amber localities and the simplified Mutual Climatic Range (MCR) method was used for palaeoclimate reconstruction based on fossil beetles.
New approaches for reconstruction of the ecosystem of an Eocene amber forest
The community of the amber forest was a thermophilic, humidmixed forest similar to modern subtropical forests of Eastern and Southeastern Asia and the existing reconstructions representing this community as a mountain forest predominated by conifers are not confirmed.
Waidelotinae, a new subfamily of Pyrochroidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from Baltic amber of the Sambian peninsula and the interpretation of Sambian amber stratigraphy, age and location.
The only authentic species of Pyrochroidae (Coleoptera) from Baltic amber is described, pending final placement of Palaeopyrochroa crowsoni Abdullah, 1965, and a new subfamily is assigned to Waidelotinae subfam.
New Zopheridae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from Baltic amber.
The montane distribution of several recent representatives of dendrophilous zopherids in Europe and the connection of such a distributional type with modern human activity is discussed.
Description of two clown beetles (Coleoptera: Staphyliniformia: Hydrophiloidea: Histeridae) from Baltic amber (Cenozoic, Paleogene, Eocene)
Histerids are small to medium-sized beetles and occur in many habitats, from dense forests to deserts and dunes, and prey on other insects, usually beetle and fly larvae.
Electrolichas circumbalticus gen. et sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea: Ptilodactylidae) from Baltic amber, the first anchytarsine toed-winged beetle described from Europe.
A new genus and species of Ptilodactylidae, Electrolichas circumbalticus gen. et sp. nov., the first fossil representative of the subfamily Anchytarsinae, is described from Baltic amber. This Eocene
Contributions to the knowledge of beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) in the Kaliningrad Region. 3
The current paper presents data on 60 beetle species belonging to 19 families in the Kaliningrad Region (western Russia) and reports on two species of them, Liocyrtusa minuta and subaeneus, reported in the area studied for the first time.
Checklist of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the Kaliningrad Region (Russia)
The updated checklist of the superfamily Curculionoidea of the Kaliningrad Region (Russia) is presented and 15 species recorded for the first time include: Ceutorhynchus hampei, Sibinia viscariae, and Trypodendron signatum.
Two new fossil representatives of Eurypinae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Mycteridae) from Eocene Baltic amber and placement of Neopolypria nigra Abdullah, 1964.
Two new species of Eurypinae (Coleoptera: Mycteridae) are described from Eocene Baltic amber from the Kaliningrad Region, Russia, and the first new fossil taxon displays affinity to recent members of the Neotropical Conomorphus-Stilpnonotus lineage.
A new beetle family, Mysteriomorphidae fam. nov. (Coleoptera: Elateriformia incertae sedis), from mid-Cretaceous amber of northern Myanmar
A new Cretaceous fossil beetle Mysteriomorphus pelevini gen. et sp. nov. is described from Burmese amber and a new family Mysteriomorphidae fam. nov. is proposed to accommodate this new taxon. The