Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa” 64(1): 73-80, doi: 10.3897/travaux.64.e64706
First finding of a fossilized Cantharidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the Middle Miocene deposits in Romania
expand article infoAlexandru-Mihai Pintilioaie, Fabrizio Fanti§, Viorel Ionesi|
‡ SC Biodiversity Research and Consulting SRL, Iași, Romania§ Unaffiliated, Piazze, Italy| Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Iași, Romania
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The extraordinary fossil sites of Vlădiceni (Iaşi, Romania) recently discovered, with lithostratigraphy of Middle Miocene age, have uncovered a rich fauna especially of fishes, molluscs, amphipods and insects. This includes also the first fossil specimen of family Cantharidae from both this geological formation and from Romania: Malthodes (Malthodes) vladiceniensis sp. nov., which is illustrated and described and compared with living and fossil species of the genus.
Compression fossil, Malthodes, palaeoentomology, soldier beetle