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Mesostaphylinus Zhang 1988 (rove beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Staphylinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 251866

Full reference: J. F. Zhang. 1988. The Late Jurassic fossil Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) of China. Acta Entomologica Sinica 31:79-84

Parent taxon: Paederinae according to A. Bogri et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Lathrobiini, Lithoplanes, Paederini, Pinophilini

Subtaxa: Mesostaphylinus antiquus, Mesostaphylinus elongatus, Mesostaphylinus laiyangensis, Mesostaphylinus yixianus

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Type: Mesostaphylinus laiyangensis

Ecology: epifaunal grazer