New Archostemata (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the French Paleocene and Early Eocene, with a note on the composition of the suborder

  title={New Archostemata (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the French Paleocene and Early Eocene, with a note on the composition of the suborder},
  author={Alexander G. Kirejtshuk and Andr{\'e} Nel and François-Marie Collomb},
  journal={Annales de la Soci{\'e}t{\'e} entomologique de France (N.S.)},
  pages={216 - 227}
Abstract The paper deals with descriptions of four new species of Archostemata from the Paleocene and Earliest Eocene amber, Cupes manifestus n. sp., C. orbiculatus n. sp., C. ponomarenkoi n. sp. and Micromalthus eocenicus n. sp., the latter representing the oldest member of genus Micromalthus Leconte 1878 (Micromalthidae). The position, composition and origin of the genera Cupes and Micromalthus are considered. Cupes seemed to appear during Cretaceous or very close to this period, while… 

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