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Protagrypnus robustus Chang et al. 2009 (click beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Elateridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 294831

Full reference: H. L. Chang, A. G. Kirejtshuk, and D. Ren. 2009. Systematic paleontology, in First fossil click beetles from the Middle Jurassic of Inner Mongolia, China (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Annales Zoologici 59:7-14

Belongs to Protagrypnus according to H. L. Chang et al. 2009

Sister taxon: Protagrypnus exoletus

Type specimen: CNU-COL-NN2006843, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Daohugou (CNU 2006 collection), which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian lacustrine - large shale in the Daohugou Formation of China.

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Average measurements (in mm): body 12.3 x 3.8, elytron length 8.39