The most ancient bark beetle known: a new tribe, genus and species from Lebanese amber (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae)

@inproceedings{Kirejtshuk2009TheMA,
  title={The most ancient bark beetle known: a new tribe, genus and species from Lebanese amber (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae)},
  author={Alexander G. Kirejtshuk and Dany Azar and Roger A. Beaver and Mikhail Yu. Mandelshtam and Andr{\'e} Nel},
  year={2009}
}
Cylindrobrotus pectinatus gen. et sp.n., a new scolytine species from Cretaceous Lebanese amber, is described. A new tribe, Cylindrobrotini trib.n., is proposed for this unique species, which demonstrates an unusual combination of some archaic and many advanced characters. This finding suggests that the Scolytinae became a distinct lineage of Curculionoidea from the Lower Cretaceous. Fossil records are reviewed, and some remarks on the origin and taxonomic position of bark and ambrosia beetles… CONTINUE READING
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