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Cretaegialia rhypariformis Nikolayev 1993 (scarab beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Scarabaeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 230408

Full reference: G. V. Nikolayev. 1993. The taxonomic placement in the subfamily Aphodiinae (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) of the new genus of Lower Cretaceous scarab beetles from Transbaykal. Paleontological Journal 27(1A):1-8

Belongs to Cretaegialia according to G. V. Nikolajev 2007

Sister taxon: Cretaegialia aphodiiformis

Type specimen: PIN 3064/867, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Baissa (PIN collection 3064, bed 15), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large marl/siltstone in the Zaza Formation of the Russian Federation.

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Average measurements (in mm): body 6.30 x 2.30, elytron length 3.75