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A New Species of Prionoceridae (Coleoptera: Cleroidea) from the Eocene of British Columbia, Canada

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Abstract:

Prionocerites tattriei gen. and sp. nov. (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Prionoceridae) are described from Eocene amber associated with the Hat Creek Coal Formation, Kamloops Group, British Columbia, Canada. This is the first occurrence of the family Prionoceridae in the fossil record and from the Western Hemisphere.

Keywords: CANADA; CLEROIDEA; EOCENE; HAT CREEK COAL FORMATION; NEW GENUS; NEW SPECIES; PRIONOCERIDAE

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3161/000345408X396620

Publication date: 2008-12-01

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