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Mesohelophorus mongolicus Ponomarenko 1986 (beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera

PaleoDB taxon number: 243239

Full reference: A. G. Ponomarenko. 1986. Beetles. Scarabaeida (=Coleoptera), in Nasekomye v rannemelovykh ekosistemakh zapadnoy Mongolii. The Joint Soviet-Mongolian Palaeontological Expedition 28:84-105

Belongs to Buprestoidea according to M. Fiká?ek et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Buprestidae, Schizopodidae

Type specimen: PIN 3152/4355, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Myangad locality, Section 221/17, which is in an Aptian lacustrine mudstone in the Gurvan-Eren Formation of Mongolia.

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Average measurements (in mm): body 3.41 x 1.43, elytron length 2.28