The beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) of Baltic amber: the checklist of described species and preliminary analysis of biodiversity

Published on Mar 1, 2013in Zoology and ecology
· DOI :10.1080/21658005.2013.769717
Vitaly I. Alekseev6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Kaliningrad State Technical University)
This paper contains a review of beetle species (Coleoptera) described from Baltic amber. The compiled checklist contains 434 species from 149 extinct and 138 extant genera. At this moment, 90 families are registered. The best known and therefore most diverse families are: Staphylinidae (77 described spp.), Curculionidae (46 spp.), Carabidae (32 spp.), Scirtidae (21 spp.), Cleridae (17 spp.), Elateridae (16 spp.), Dermestidae (16 spp.) and Cerambycidae (15 spp.). Possibly, about 530 species of beetles can be additionally described from Baltic amber. Straipsnis skirtas Baltijos gintare rastų vabalų (Coleoptera) apžvalgai. Sąrasas apima 434 rūsis, priklausancias 149 isnykusioms ir 138 dabar aptinkamoms gentims. Is viso Baltijos gintare yra užregistruota 90 vabalų seimų. Geriausiai žinomos ir didžiausia įvairove pasižymincios yra sios vabalų seimos: Staphylinidae (77 aprasytos rūsys), Curculionidae (46), Carabidae (32), Scirtidae (21), Cleridae (17), Elateridae (16), Dermestidae (16) ir Cerambycidae (15). Tik...
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