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Mesocupes (Mesocupes) zherikhini Soriano and Delclos 2006

PaleoDB taxon number: 360289

Scale bar 2mm

Alternative combination: Anaglyphites zherikhini

Full reference: C. Soriano and X. Delclos. 2006. New cupedid beetles from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain and the palaeogeography of the family. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 51:185-200

Belongs to Mesocupes (Mesocupes) according to A. G. Kirejtshuk et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Mesocupes (Mesocupes) bidens, Mesocupes (Mesocupes) minor, Mesocupes (Mesocupes) paulus, Mesocupes (Mesocupes) primitivus, Mesocupes (Mesocupes) spinosus

Type specimen: MCCM LH 15122, an exoskeleton (lacking part of legs). Its type locality is Las Hoyas (MCCM collection), which is in a Barremian lacustrine - large limestone/packstone in the La Huérguina Formation of Spain.

Average measurements (in mm): body 7.40 x 3.70, elytron length 4.60