†family Passalopalpidae Boucher and Bai 2016 (scarab beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Passalopalpidae

Full reference: S. Boucher and M. Bai. 2016. Taxonomic names, in †Passalopalpidae, a new family from the Cretaceous Burmese amber, as the possible sister group of Passalidae Leach (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). Cretaceous Research 64:67-78

Parent taxon: Scarabaeoidea according to S. Boucher and M. Bai 2016

Sister taxa: Acanthoceridae, Aliscarabaeus, Alloioscarabaeidae, Ateuchites, Belohinidae, Copris subterraneus, Cretonitis, Diphyllostomatidae, Eremazidae, Geotrupidae, Glaphyridae, Glaresidae, Gymnopleurus deperditus, Hongscarabaeus, Hybosoridae, Hybosorites, Lithoscarabaeidae, Lucanidae, Mesoscarabaeus, Ochodaeidae, Onthophagus urusheeri, Opiselleipon, Paralucanidae, Passalidae, Pleocomidae, Prionocephale, Scarabaeidae, Scelocopris, Septiventeridae, Trogidae

Subtaxa: Passalopalpus

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Type: Passalopalpus

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Myanmar (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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