A new genus of Elateriform beetles (Coleoptera, Polyphaga) from the Middle-Late Jurassic of Karatau

  title={A new genus of Elateriform beetles (Coleoptera, Polyphaga) from the Middle-Late Jurassic of Karatau},
  author={Evgeny V. Yan},
  journal={Paleontological Journal},
  • E. Yan
  • Published 7 February 2009
  • Biology, Geology
  • Paleontological Journal
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Coleoptera - Beetles