Family Peltidae Kirby 1837 (shield beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Peltidae

Full reference: W. Kirby. 1837. The insects. Fauna Boreali-Americana; or the Zoology of the Northern Parts of British America: Containing Descriptions of the Objects of Natural History Collected on the Late Northern Land Expeditions, under Command of Captain Sir John Franklin, R.N 4:1-325

Parent taxon: Cleroidea according to C. Y. Cai et al. 2022

See also Crowson 1981 and Gimmel et al. 2019

Sister taxa: Acanthocnemidae, Biphyllidae, Byturidae, Chaetosomatidae, Cleridae, Juraniscus, Lophocateridae, Mathesius, Melyridae, Phloiophilidae, Phycosecidae, Prionoceridae, Protopeltidae, Rentoniidae, Rhadalidae, Shartegopsis, Thanerocleridae, Thymalidae, Trogossitidae

Subtaxa: Peltinae Peltini Peltis Phenolia incapax

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Type: Peltis



• Pliocene of Germany (1 collection)

• Miocene of France (1), Germany (1)

• Oligocene of Germany (1)

• Eocene of the Russian Federation (1), United States (2: Colorado, Wyoming)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1), China (1)

• Jurassic of Kazakhstan (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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