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Heterocerites magnus Prokin and Ren 2011 (Variegated mud-loving beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Heteroceridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 187421

Full reference: A. A. Prokin and D. Ren. 2011. New species of variegated mud-loving beetles (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae) from Mesozoic deposits of China. Paleontological Journal 45(3):284-286

Belongs to Heterocerites according to A. A. Prokin and D. Ren 2011

Sister taxon: Heterocerites kobdoensis

Type specimen: CNU-COL-LB2010023, an exoskeleton (adult beetle without tarsi). Its type locality is Huangbanjigou, Chaomidian Village, CNU 2010 collection, which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large mudstone in the Yixian Formation of China.

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Average measurements (in mm): body 5.20 x 2.65, elytron length 3.25