Hydrophilus magnificus Piton and Théobald 1939 (water scavenger beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Hydrophilidae

Full reference: L. Piton and N. Théobald. 1939. Poissons, crustacés et insectes fossiles de l'Oligocène du Puy-de-Mur (Auvergne). Mémoires de la Société des Sciences du Nancy 4:77-123

Belongs to Hydrophilus according to L. Piton and N. Théobald 1939

Sister taxa: Hydrophilus antiquus, Hydrophilus carbonarius, Hydrophilus extricatus, Hydrophilus gaudini, Hydrophilus kuntzeni, Hydrophilus pergrandis, Hydrophilus pistaceus, Hydrophilus rottensis, Hydrophilus ruminianus, Hydrophilus spectabilis, Hydrophilus vexatorius

Type specimen: MNHN-F-R55024, an elytra. Its type locality is Puy-Saint-Jean, which is in an Oligocene crater lake limestone in France.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Puy-Saint-Jean

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