Paraspercheus Ponomarenko 1977 (water scavenger beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae

Full reference: A. G. Ponomarenko. 1977. Suborder Adephaga, Polyphaga Incertae Sedis, Infraorder Staphyliniformia, in Mezozoiskie zhestkokryiye [Mesozoic Coleoptera]. Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Trudy Paleontologicheskogo Instituta 161:17-119

Parent taxon: Hydrophilidae according to F. M. Carpenter 1992

Sister taxa: Acidocerinae, Alegorius, Aposphinctus, Chaetarthriinae, Creniphilites, Cretohelophorus, Cretosperchus, Cryptopleurum, Cymbiodyta, Enochrinae, Escheria, Escheria bella, Escheria ovalis, Georissinae, Hydrocharis, Hydrochinae, Hydrophilinae, Limnebius, Mesosperchus schultzi, Orphnospercheus, Penitus, Philhydrus, Prospercheus, Protochares, Regimbartia, Rygmodinae, Spercheinae, Sphaeridiinae, Sphaeridium melanarium, Sternolophus

Subtaxa: Paraspercheus asiaticus Paraspercheus vitimensis

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Type: Paraspercheus asiaticus

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the Russian Federation (1 collection)

• Jurassic of Kazakhstan (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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