Fossil Record 19(1): 11-16, doi: 10.5194/fr-19-11-2016
First record of the genus Pseudopilolabus Legalov, 2003 (Coleoptera: Attelabidae) in Dominican amber
expand article infoGeorge Poinar Jr., A. E. Brown§, A. A. Legalov|
‡ Oregon State University, Corvallis, United States of America§ 629 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94708, 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 (, Pseudopilolabus othnius Poinar, Brown and Legalov, sp. nov.(Coleoptera: Attelabidae), is described from Dominican amber. The newspecies is close to the extant P. viridanus (Gyllenhal, 1839) and P. splendens (Gyllenhal, 1839) butdiffers by having a bronzed body, narrower and more convex elytralintervals, long antennae reaching the middle of the pronotum, and weaklyconvex eyes; from P. rugiceps (Voss, 1925) it differs by having a smoother pronotumwithout transverse rugosity; from P. chiriquensis (Hamilton, 1994) it differs by havingindistinctly protuberant humeri and the elytra nearly parallel from thehumeri to the midpoint. The fossil weevil is the first record of the tribePilolabini (Attelabidae) from the West Indies and the first record of theAttelabidae from any amber source.