On the taxonomic position of new taxa of the subfamily Eumolpinae (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) from Baltic amber

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Taphioporus gen. n. with the type species T. balticus sp. n. and the new species, Colaspoides eocenicus sp. n., from Baltic amber are described. The distinctness of the new genus makes the former definitions of the tribes Euryopini Lefèvre, 1885 and Typophorini Baly, 1865 problematic because the presence or absence of the preapical emargination on the meso- and metatibiae is the only distinguishing character.

On the taxonomic position of new taxa of the subfamily Eumolpinae (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) from Baltic amber

in Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews

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    Taphioporus balticus gen. et sp. n., Baltic amber, holotype (1334-2), sex unknown. (A) Body, dorsally. (B) Body, ventrally. (C) Head, frontoventrally. (D) Head and prothorax, laterally. Length of body = 2.9 mm. This figure is published in color in the online version.

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    Taphioporus balticus gen. et sp. n. Baltic amber, holotype (1334-2), sex unknown. (A) Body, laterally from the left. (B) Body, laterally from the right. (C) Middle tibia. (D) Hind tibia. Length of body = 2.9 mm. This figure is published in color in the online version.

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    Colaspoides eocenicus sp. n. Baltic amber, holotype (1543-2), male. (A) Body, dorsally. (B) Body, ventrally. (C) Head, frontally. (D) Hind femur with hairy brush. Length of body = 6.0 mm. This figure is published in color in the online version.

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    Colaspoides eocenicus sp. n. Baltic amber, holotype (1543-2), male. Body, laterally. Length of body = 6.0 mm. This figure is published in color in the online version.

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