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Bruchus antaeus Wickham 1917 (leaf beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 269165

Full reference: H. F. Wickham. 1917. New Species of Fossil Beetles from Florissant, Colorado. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 52:463-472

Belongs to Bruchus according to H. F. Wickham 1917

Sister taxa: Bruchus aboriginalis, Bruchus anilis, Bruchus bituminosus, Bruchus bowditchi, Bruchus carpophiloides, Bruchus crassus, Bruchus decrepitus, Bruchus dormescens, Bruchus exhumatus, Bruchus henshawi, Bruchus osborni, Bruchus pisi, Bruchus striolatus, Bruchus succintus

Type specimen: USNM 63450, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (USNM Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

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Average measurements (in mm): body length 9.20, elytron length 5.10