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Cryptorhopalum dominicanum Háva and Prokop 2004 (skin beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Dermestidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 279256

Full reference: J. Háva and J. Prokop. 2004. New fossil dermestid-beetles (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) from the Dominican amber of the Greater Antilles, with an appendix listing known fossil species of this family. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae 68:173-182

Belongs to Cryptorhopalum according to J. Háva and J. Prokop 2004

Sister taxa: Cryptorhopalum ambericum, Cryptorhopalum electron, Cryptorhopalum jantaricum, Cryptorhopalum kaliki, Cryptorhopalum macieji

Type specimen: Its type locality is Dominican amber, La Toca (Amberica West coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the Dominican Republic

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Average measurements (in mm): body length 2.40, elytra width 1.20