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Elaphrus irregularis Scudder 1890 (ground beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Carabidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 209037

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1890. The Tertiary Insects of North America. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories XIII:1-734

Belongs to Elaphrus according to S. H. Scudder 1900

Sister taxa: Elaphrus (Neoelaphrus), Elaphrus americanus, Elaphrus angusticollis, Elaphrus californicus, Elaphrus cupreus, Elaphrus finitimus, Elaphrus japonicus, Elaphrus lapponicus, Elaphrus lecontei, Elaphrus pliocenicus, Elaphrus purpurans, Elaphrus riparius, Elaphrus ruscarius, Elaphrus sibiricus, Elaphrus tuberculatus

Type specimen: Hinde 14527, an elytra. Its type locality is Scarborough Bluffs (Hinde collection), which is in a Pleistocene lacustrine deltaic siltstone in the Scarborough Formation of Canada.

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Average measurements (in mm): elytron 4.50 x 1.50