Subfamily Buprestinae Leach 1815 (jewel beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Buprestidae

Full reference: W. E. Leach. 1815. Entomology. The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia 9:57-172

Parent taxon: Buprestidae according to P. Bouchard et al. 2011

See also Bellamy 2008, Hörnschemeyer and Wedmann 1994, Lawrence and Newton 1995, Wappler 2003, Weidlich 1987 and Zhang 1989

Sister taxa: Agrilinae, Agrilium, Ancylochira pinguis, Ancylochira striatopunctata, Ancylochira violaceocyanescens, Andakhudukia, Archelater, Chrysobothrites, Chrysochroa punctata, Chrysochroinae, Coroebus, Ctenicerium, Eurynucha, Eurythyreites, Iridotaenia hovassei, Julodinae, Macronotus, Mesostigmodera, Parabuprestium, Paragrilium, Parathyreinae, Planocoleus, Polycestinae, Proctobuprestis, Stigmodera unicolor

Subtaxa: Anthaxiini Brachyspathus Brevista Buprestini Buprestites Chrysobothrini Cretothyrea Eolampra Fuesslinia Glaphyropteridae Illolampra Jurabuprestis Kzylordynia Lomatus Melanophilini Metabuprestium Micranthaxia Protogenia Pseudothyrea Stigmoderini Thomassetiini Trapezitergum

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: Colorado collection)

• Pliocene of Germany (1)

• Miocene of China (3), the Dominican Republic (1), Germany (7), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (1)

• Oligocene of Austria (1), Azerbaijan (1), France (2), Germany (6), the United Kingdom (1)

• Eocene of Canada (1: British Columbia), France (1), Germany (18), Italy (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (8: Colorado)

• Paleocene of France (1), Greenland (1), the Russian Federation (2), Svalbard and Jan Mayen (1)

• Cretaceous of China (1), India (1), Kazakhstan (1), Mongolia (2), the Russian Federation (8)

• Jurassic of Germany (2), Kazakhstan (2), Switzerland (1)

Total: 79 collections including 171 occurrences

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