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Mesecanus Newton 1982 (primitive carrion beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Agyrtidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 154186

Synonym: Mesagyrtes Ponomarenko 1977 [replaced name] (taxon 202369)

Full reference: A. F. Newton. 1982. New name for the extinct genus Mesagyrtes Ponomarenko (Coleoptera: Silphidae s l). Psyche 88:335

Parent taxon: Agyrtidae according to S. Chatzimanolis 2018

Sister taxa: Agyrtinae, Eosilphites, Ipelates, Ponomarenkia, Prosilpha, Pterolomatinae, Sinosilphia

Subtaxa: Mesecanus communis, Mesecanus lintouensis

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Type: Mesagyrtes communis

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