Orchesia (Orchestera) rasnitzyni Nikitsky 2011 (false darkling beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Melandryidae

Alternative combination: Orchesia rasnitzyni

Full reference: N. B. Nikitsky. 2011. New species of the genus Orchesia Latr. from the Upper Eocene (Coleoptera, Tenebrionoidea). Paleontological Journal 45(5):559-562

Belongs to Orchesia (Orchestera) according to V. I. Alekseev and A. Bukejs 2015

See also Alekseev and Bukejs 2021, Bukejs and Alekseev 2015 and Nikitsky 2011

Sister taxa: Orchesia (Orchestera) canaliculata, Orchesia (Orchestera) turkini

Type specimen: SIZC K-176, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Rovno Amber, Klesov locality (SIZC K collection), which is in a Priabonian terrestrial amber in Ukraine.



• Eocene of Poland (1 collection), the Russian Federation (3), Ukraine (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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