First Mesozoic representative of the subfamily Liparochrinae (Coleoptera: Hybosoridae) from the Lower Cretaceous Lebanese amber

A.G. Kirejtshuk, D. Azar & O. Montreuil

Abstract. One specimen among coleopterous inclusions recently recovered in Lebanese amber is described as Libanochrus calvus gen. et sp. nov. and assigned to the subfamily Liparochrinae of the Hybosoridae. This specimen is incomplete but a large part of its head with appendages, prothoracic segment with anterior legs, remains of the median part of the pterothoracic underside and the lateral base of the of the right elytron make possible the conclusion on the subfamily attribution and diagnose it among the rest of fossil and recent taxa of this family. At present it is the oldest representative of the subfamily.
Key words: Lower Cretaceous, fossil, Lebanese amber, Coleoptera, Hybosoridae, Leparochrinae, new genus, new species

Zoosystematica Rossica, 2011, 20(1): 62-70  ▪  Published in print 28 July 2011

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