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New Mesozoic Water Scavenger Beetles from the Yixian Formation in China (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea)

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Abstract:

One new fossil genus and four new fossil species are described from the Late Tithonian-Berriasian Yixian Formation (Huangbanjigou) in China: Sinosperchopsis silinae gen. et sp. nov., Hydrophilopsia shatrovskiyi sp. nov., H. hydraenoides sp. nov. and H. gracilis sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea). The genus Sinosperchopsis is compared with all Mesozoic hydrophiloid genera known so far.

Keywords: BERRIASIAN; CHINA; COLEOPTERA; FOSSIL; HYDROPHILOIDEA; JURASSIC-CRETACEOUS BOUNDARY; MESOZOIC; NEW GENUS; NEW SPECIES; TITHONIAN

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3161/000345410X516821

Publication date: June 1, 2010

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