Fossil Record 18(1): 31-35, doi: 10.5194/fr-18-31-2015
First record of the genus Baris Germar, 1817 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in Dominican amber
expand article infoG. Poinar Jr., A. A. Legalov§
‡ Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, United States of America§ Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Frunze Street 11, Novosibirsk 630091, Russia
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A new weevil species – Baris grossacavis Poinar and Legalov, sp. nov. (Coleoptera:Curculionidae) – is described from Dominican amber. The new species is closeto Baris rubripes Casey, 1892, but differs by possessing large punctures over much of itsbody, including the pronotum; elytral intervals with rows of narrow scales,and narrow elytral intervals.

The fossil is the first record of the subfamily Baridinae from any ambersource and the first record from the Miocene.