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Palaeoestes Kirejtshuk and Nel 2009 (handsome fungus beetle)

Insecta - Protostomia

PaleoDB taxon number: 227005

Full reference: A. G. Kirejtshuk and A. Nel. 2009. New genera and species of Cucujiformia (Coleoptera, Polyphaga) from lowermost Eocene French amber. Denisia 26:103-118

Parent taxon: Leiestinae according to W. Tomaszewska et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Burmalestes, Cretolestes, Glesirhanis, Phymaphoroides, Trycherus

Subtaxa: Palaeoestes eocenicus

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Type: Palaeoestes eocenicus

Ecology: epifaunal grazer