Mesocupes bidens Ponomarenko 1964 (reticulated beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Cupedidae

Alternative combination: Mesocupes (Mesocupes) bidens

Full reference: A. G. Ponomarenko. 1964. Noviye zhuki semeistva Cupedidae iz Yurskikh otlozheniy Karatau. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal 1964(2):49-62

Belongs to Mesocupes according to A. G. Kirejtshuk 2020

See also Kirejtshuk et al. 2016 and Ponomarenko 1964

Sister taxa: Mesocupes (Mesocupes), Mesocupes minor, Mesocupes paulus, Mesocupes primitivus, Mesocupes spinosus, Mesocupes zherikhini

Type specimen: PIN 2465/980, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Karatau-Karabastau (PIN collection 2465), which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian lacustrine - large siltstone in the Karabastau Formation of Kazakhstan.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Karatau-Karabastau (PIN collection 2465)

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