Leehermania prorova, the earliest staphyliniform beetle, from the late Triassic of Virginia (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3761)

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dc.contributor.author Chatzimanolis, Stylianos.
dc.contributor.author Grimaldi, David A.
dc.contributor.author Engel, Michael S.
dc.contributor.author Fraser, Nicholas C.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-22T15:46:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-22T15:46:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6393
dc.description 27, [1] p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Staphylinidae contain over 57,000 described species, thus comprising one of the largest families in all Insecta. Leehermania prorova Chatzimanolis, Grimaldi, and Engel, new genus and species, is described, which is the earliest staphylinid and the oldest definitive polyphagan beetle. The new species is based on a series of well-preserved specimens from the early Norian to late Carnian-aged (late Triassic) Cow Branch Formation of southern Virginia. It is considered to be subfamily incertae sedis within Staphylinidae, but its possible affinity with the tachyporine group of staphylinids is noted. A summary of all Mesozoic Staphylinidae is provided and the evolutionary history of the lineage briefly discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3761. en_US
dc.subject Leehermania prorova. en_US
dc.subject Staphylinidae. en_US
dc.subject Beetles, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject Pittsylvania County (Va.) en_US
dc.subject Virginia. en_US
dc.title Leehermania prorova, the earliest staphyliniform beetle, from the late Triassic of Virginia (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3761) en_US
dc.title.alternative Triassic Staphylinidae. en_US

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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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