TitleDiscoclavata dominicana n. gen., n. sp., (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and Lissantauga epicrana n. gen., n. sp (Coleoptera: Ecumenidae) in Dominican amber
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPoinar, GO
JournalHistorical Biology
Type of ArticleJournal Article

A new genus and species of bostrichid, Discoclavata dominicana n. gen., n. sp. (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and a new genus and species of eucnemid, Lissantauga epicrana n. gen., n. sp. (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae) are described from Dominican amber. Diagnostic characters of D. dominicana include an extended body, strongly hypognathous head, asperate dorsal surfaces of pronotum and elytra, 10 antennomeres with a large, oval two-articled club, flattened and grooved metafemora that receive the flattened metatibia, five-segmented, slender tarsi with the first tarsomere miniscule, second, third and fourth tarsomeres small, subequal and fifth tarsomere longer than the others combined. Diagnostic characters of Lissantauga epicrana include a glabrous, silvery metallic body, pectinate antennae with the antennal insertions positioned below the eyes, a helmet-shaped pronotum with the anterior angles nearly reaching the antennal insertions, the antennal insertions close to the eyes, angled apical margins of the elytra and a long first tarsomere. These are the first descriptions of Bostrichidae and Eucnemidae from Dominican amber.

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