Cretosperchus Ponomarenko 1997 (water scavenger beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae

Full reference: A. G. Ponomarenko. 1997. Taxonomy, Fossil Insects from Israel. Paleontological Journal 31:528-533

Parent taxon: Hydrophilidae according to I. A. Dobruskina et al. 1997

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

Subtaxa: Cretosperchus medievalis

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Type: Cretosperchus medievalis

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Wadi el Malih (Cretaceous of Israel)

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