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Paläontologische Zeitschrift

, Volume 72, Issue 3–4, pp 299–305 | Cite as

New species ofElectribius Crowson 1973 (Coleoptera: Artematopodidae) from Baltic amber

  • Thomas Hörnschemeyer
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Abstract

Three new species of the genusElectribius Crowson 1973 (Coleoptera: Artematopodidae),E. friederichi, E. balticus, andE. procerus are described from the Baltic amber. The characters separating the extant and fossil species ofElectribius are summarised in a key. A list of the known extant and fossil species of Artematopodidae sensuLawrence (1995) with synonyms and remarks on the geographical distribution is provided. The distribution of the members of the family and the identical morphological specializations of the fossil and extant species ofElectribius suggest that the taxon formerly had a much wider distribution and is relatively old. The possibility that the Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous generaSinoelaterium Ping 1928and Artematopodites Ponomarenko 1990 represent early members of the Artematopodidae is discussed.

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Extant Species Antennal Segment Fossil Species Baltic Amber Median Ridge 
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Kurzfassung

Drei neue Arten vonElectribius Crowson 1973 (Coleoptera: Artematopodidae) werden aus dem Baltischen Bernstein beschrieben. Die diagnostischen Merkmale der rezenten und fossilen Arten vonElectribius werden in einem Schlüssel zusammengefaßt. Aus der Verbreitung der Artematopodidae und den identischen morphologischen Spezialisierungen der rezenten und fossilen Arten vonElectribius kann geschlossen werden, daß das Taxon ursprünglich deutlich weiter verbreitet war als heute und relativ alt ist. Es wird die Möglichkeit diskutiert, daß es sich beiSinoelaterium Ping 1928 undArtematopodites Ponomarenko 1990 aus dem Mesozoikum um frühe Vertreter der Artematopodiden handelt.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Hörnschemeyer
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  1. 1.Abt. Systematik und MorphologieInstitut für Zoologie und Anthropologie der Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingenGermany

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