Fossil Record 23(2): 169-177, doi: 10.5194/fr-23-169-2020
The first record of Brentidae (Coleoptera) in Eocene Rovno amber with description of a new fossil species of Toxorhynchus Scudder, 1893
expand article infoAndris Bukejs, Andrei A Legalov
‡ Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies, Daugavpils University, Vienības 13, Daugavpils, 5401, Latvia
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A new pear-shaped weevil, Toxorhynchus europeoeocenicus Bukejs et Legalov, sp. nov.(Coleoptera: Brentidae: Apioninae), is described from upper Eocene Rovnoamber using X-ray microcomputed tomography (µCT). The new fossilspecies differs from the extinct Toxorhynchus robustus Poinar et Legalov, 2015 (Dominican amber,lower Miocene) in the larger body size, narrower elytral striae, and widerpronotum. It is the first record of the family Brentidae in Rovno amber andthe first record of the genus Toxorhynchus in the eastern hemisphere (