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Zhendong, China

Nabozhenko M.V.,Russian Academy of Sciences | Huali C.,Geological Museum of Henan | Li X.,Geological Museum of Henan | Hanyong P.,Geological Museum of Henan | Songhai J.,Geological Museum of Henan
Paleontological Journal | Year: 2015

A new genus and species of comb-clawed beetles, Calcarocistela kirejtshuki gen. et sp. nov., from the Lower Cretaceous of Yixian (China) is described. The new genus is assigned to the tribe Gonoderini of the subfamily Alleculinae (family Tenebrionidae) based on the following characters: five visible abdominal ventrites, nonwidened tarsomeres without a membranous ventral lobes, and serrate antennae. The new genus differs from other members of the tribe Gonoderini in the long spurs of metatibia reaching a half of the first metatarsomere and the lamellate prosternal process. Calcarocistela kirejtshuki is the first member of Alleculinae from the Lower Cretaceous. © 2015, Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. Source

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