Ancylochira agilis Meunier 1921 (jewel beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Buprestidae

Full reference: F. Meunier. 1921. Die Insektenreste aus dem Lutetien von Messel bei Darmstadt. Abhandlungen der Hessischen geologischen Landesanstalt zu Darmstadt 7:2-15

Belongs to Ancylochira according to H. Lutz 1990

See also Haupt 1950, Haupt 1956, Kirejtshuk et al. 2008, Meunier 1921 and Nabozhenko 2019

Sister taxa: Ancylochira eocaenica, Ancylochira metallica

Type specimen: 4072, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Grube Messel Pit (Museum Darmstadt Collection), which is in a MP 11 crater lake claystone in the Messel Formation of Germany.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Grube Messel Pit (Museum Darmstadt Collection)

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