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Nitidula prior Scudder 1900 (sap beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Nitidulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 282702

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1900. Adephagous and clavicorn Coleoptera from the Tertiary deposits at Florissant, Colorado with descriptions of a few other forms and a systematic list of the non-rhynchophorus Tertiary Coleoptera of North America. Monographs of the United States Geological Survey 40:1-148

Belongs to Nitidula according to S. H. Scudder 1900

Sister taxa: Nitidula aemula, Nitidula ancora, Nitidula maculigera, Nitidula melanaria, Nitidula pallida, Nitidula radobojana, Nitidula robusta

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

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 6.50 x 1.80