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Stigmodera unicolor Piton 1940 (jewel beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Buprestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 205339

Full reference: L. Piton. 1940. Paléontologie du Gisement Éocéne de Menat (Puy-de-Dôme) (Flore et Faune) 1-303

Belongs to Buprestidae according to J. Balazuc and A. Descarpentries 1964

Sister taxa: Agrilinae, Agrilium, Ancylochira pinguis, Ancylochira striatopunctata, Ancylochira violaceocyanescens, Andakhudukia, Archelater, Buprestinae, Chrysobothrites, Chrysochroa punctata, Chrysochroinae, Coroebus, Ctenicerium, Eurynucha, Eurythyreites, Iridotaenia hovassei, Julodinae, Macronotus, Mesostigmodera, Parathyreinae, Planocoleus, Polycestinae, Proctobuprestis

Type specimen: Coll. Piton 284, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Menat (Piton collection), which is in a Selandian crater lake diatomite in the Menat Formation of France.

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Average measurements (in mm): body 11.0 x 3.5, elytron length 8.10