Mesothoris westraliensis Riek 1968 (beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera

Alternative combination: Zygadenia westraliensis

Full reference: E. F. Riek. 1968. On the occurrence of fossil insects in the Mesozoic rocks of Western Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 27:311-312

Belongs to Mesothoris according to A. G. Kirejtshuk et al. 2016

See also Martin 2010 and Riek 1968

Sister taxa: Mesothoris clathrata, Mesothoris grandis, Mesothoris punctomarginum

Type specimen: AM F.52315, an elytra. Its type locality is Hill River, grid reference 191523, which is in a Toarcian interdistributary bay siltstone in the Cattamarra Coal Measures Formation of Australia.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Australia (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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