Fossil Record 22(2): 65-72, doi: 10.5194/fr-22-65-2019
Dignoptinus, a new genus for fossil Dignomus regiomontanus Alekseev from Eocene Baltic amber, and new status for Bruchoptinus Reitter and Pseudoptinus Reitter (Coleoptera: Ptinidae)
expand article infoVitalii I. Alekseev, Andris Bukejs§, Xavier Bellés|
‡ Institute of Life Sciences, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Nevskogo street 14, Kaliningrad 236016, Russia§ Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia| Institute of Evolutionary Biology, CSIC – Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Passeig Marítim 37, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
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The holotype of Dignomus regiomontanus Alekseev, 2014, from the Eocene Baltic amber(Tertiary, Paleogene), is re-examined and re-described. Dignoptinus gen. nov. isproposed to place this species. Bruchoptinus Reitter, 1884, and Pseudoptinus Reitter, 1884, describedas subgenera of Ptinus Linnaeus, 1767, are the closest relatives of the new fossilgenus. These two subgenera are proposed as independent genera:Bruchoptinus Reitter, 1884 stat. nov. and Pseudoptinus Reitter, 1884 stat. nov. Forty-four newcombinations for the species of these genera are proposed.