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Family Buprestidae Leach 1815 (jewel beetle)

Insecta - Eukaryota

PaleoDB taxon number: 346369

Alternative spelling: Buprestides

Invalid subtaxa: Ancylochira pinguis Piton 1940 [nomen dubium] (no. 205299), Ancylochira striatopunctata Piton 1940 [nomen dubium] (no. 205300), Ancylochira violaceocyanescens Piton 1940 [nomen dubium] (no. 205302), Chrysobothrites Heer 1865 [nomen nudum] (no. 312132), Chrysochroa punctata Piton 1940 [nomen dubium] (no. 205285), Iridotaenia hovassei Piton 1940 [nomen dubium] (no. 205287), Stigmodera unicolor Piton 1940 [nomen dubium] (no. 205339)

Full reference: W. E. Leach. 1815. Entomology. The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia 9:57-172

Parent taxon: Buprestoidea according to P. Bouchard et al. 2011

Sister taxon: Schizopodidae

Subtaxa: Agrilinae, Agrilium, Andakhudukia, Archelater, Buprestinae, Chrysochroinae, Ctenicerium, Eurynucha, Eurythyreites, Julodinae, Macronotus, Mesostigmodera, Parabuprestium, Paragrilium, Parathyreinae, Planocoleus, Polycestinae, Proctobuprestis

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer