Globicornis samlandensis sp. nov. – a new species of Megatominae (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) from Baltic amber

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Andris Bukejs
Jiří Háva
Ryan C. McKellar
Vitalii I. Alekseev

Keywords : Megatomini, palaeodiversity, Paleogene, Eocene, fossil resin

Based on a well-preserved specimen in Eocene Baltic amber, a new species Globicornis samlandensis sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) is described and illustrated. The new fossil species differs from extinct congeners in having antennomere 10 short and subtriangular with a rounded apex, and about as long as wide; while the pronotum and elytra are unicolorous dark brown, and covered with unicolorous dark setae (without patches). An updated key to fossil Globicornis species known from Baltic amber is also provided.

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