Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer
Article
Published: 2021-09-24

Redescriptions of beetles of the Notocupes generic complex (Coleoptera: Archostemata: Ommatidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Buryatia

Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Profsoyuznaya str. 123, Moscow 117647, Russia
Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Profsoyuznaya str. 123, Moscow 117647, Russia
Coleoptera Archostemata Ommatidae Zygadenia Baissa fossils

Abstract

The term “generic complex” is proposed for 12 previously synonymized fossil genera of Ommatidae. Redescriptions of three species of the genus Notocupes are provided: N. excellens Ponomarenko, 1966, N. caudatus Ponomarenko, 1966 and N. vitimensis Ponomarenko, 1966, as well as a description of an elytron of a new species Zygadenia alexrasnitsyni sp. nov., from the Lower Cretaceous locality Baissa (Vitim River headwaters, Eastern Transbaikalia). The descriptions contain selected morphological characters that will be used in future redescriptions.

References

  1. Bashkuev, А., Sell, J., Aristov, D., Ponomarenko, A., Sinitshenkova, N. & Mahler, H. (2012) Insects from the Buntsandstein of Lower Franconia and Thuringia. Paleontological Journal, 86, 175–185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12542-011-0119-8
  2. Beutel, R.G., Ge, S.Q. & Hörnschemeyer, T. (2008) On the head morphology of Tetraphalerus, the phylogeny of Archostemata and the basal branching events in Coleoptera. Cladistics, 24, 270–298. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-0031.2007.00186.x
  3. Dmitriev, V.U. (2017) Рalaeoentomolog.ru, Early Cretaceous entomocomplexes of Central Asia. Available from: http://www.palaeoentomolog.ru/bibl/entomocomplex.html (accessed 3 August. 2021).
  4. DuPorte, E.M. (1965) The lateral and ventral sclerites of the insect thorax. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 43 (1), 141–154. https://doi.org/10.1139/z65-012
  5. Friedrich, F., Farrell, B.D. & Beutel, R.G. (2009) The thoracic morphology of Archostemata and the relationships of the extant suborders of Coleoptera (Hexapoda). Cladistics, 25 (1), 1–37. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-0031.2008.00233.x
  6. Giebel, C.G.A. (1856) Fauna der Vorwelt mit steter Berücksichtigung der lebenden Thiere, Bd. 2, Abth. I. Die Insecten und Spinnen der Vorwelt, mit steter Berücksichtigung der lebenden Insecten und Spinnen, monographisch dargestellt. Brockhaus, Leipzig, xviii + 512 pp.
  7. Handlirsch, A. (1906–1908) Die fossilen Insekten und die Phylogenie der rezenten Formen. Ein Handbuch fur Paläontologen und Zoologen. Engelmann, Leipzig, 1430 pp.
  8. Hong, Y. (1983) Middle Jurassic fossil insects in North China. Beijing: Geological Publishing House, 223 pp [In Chinese with English abstract].
  9. Hong, Y.C. & Wang, W.L. (1990) Fossil insects from the Laiyang Basin, Shandong Province. In: Stratigraphy and palaeontology of Laiyang Basin, Shandong Province. China, Beijing: Geological Publishing House, 44–189 pp [In Chinese].
  10. Hörnschemeyer, T. (2009) The species-level phylogeny of archostematan beetles—where do Micromalthus debilis and Crowsoniella relicta belong?. Systematic Entomology, 34, 533–558. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3113.2009.00476.x
  11. Jarzembowski, E.A. (1993) A provisional checklist of fossil insects from the Purbeck Beds of Dorset. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, 114, 175–179.
  12. Jarzembowski, E.A., Wang, B., Zhang, H.C. & Fang, Y. (2015) Boring beetles are not necessarily dull: New notocupedins (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the Mesozoic of Eurasia and East Gondwana. Cretaceous Research, 52, 431–439. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2014.03.006
  13. Jarzembowski, E.A., Wang, B. & Zheng, D. (2020) The first notocupedin beetle in mid-Cretaceous amber of northern Myanmar (Insecta: Coleoptera: Archostemata). Cretaceous Research, 106, 104225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2019.104225
  14. Jiang, Z.Y., Li, Y.G., Song, C.J., Shi, H.L., Liu, Y., Chen, R. & Kong, F.L. (2020) A new species of the genus Notocupes from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (Coleoptera: Archostemata: Ommatidae). Cretaceous Research, 108, 104335. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2019.104335
  15. Kasap, H. & Crowson, R.A. (1975) A comparative anatomical study of Elateriformia and Dascilloidea (Coleoptera). In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Societi of London, 126 (4), 441–495. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1975.tb00858.x
  16. Kin, A., Gruszczyński, M., Martill, D., Marshall, J.D. & Błażejowski, B. (2013) Palaeoenvironment and taphonomy of a Late Jurassic (Late Tithonian) Lagerstätte from central Poland. Lethaia, 46, 71–81. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1502-3931.2012.00322.x
  17. Kirejtshuk, A.G., Ponomarenko, A.G., Prokin, A.A., Chang, H.L., Nikolajev, G.V. & Ren, D. (2010) Current knowledge of Mesozoic Coleoptera from Daohugou and Liaoning (Northeast China). Acta Geologica Sinica, 84 (4), 783–792. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-6724.2010.00253.x
  18. Kirejtshuk, A.G., Nel, A. & Kirejtshuk, P.A. (2016) Taxonomy of the reticulate beetles of the subfamily Cupedinae (Coleoptera: Archostemata), with a review of the historical development. Invertebrate Zoology, 13 (2), 61–190. https://doi.org/10.15298/invertzool.13.2.01
  19. Kirejtshuk, A.G. (2020) Taxonomic review of fossil coleopterous families (Insecta, Coleoptera). Suborder Archostemata: Superfamilies Coleopseoidea and Cupedoidea. Geosciences, 10 (2), 73, 85 pp. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10020073
  20. Krzemiński, W. & Lombardo, C. (2001) New fossil Ephemeroptera and Coleoptera from the Ladinian (Middle Triassic) of Canton Ticino (Switzerland). Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, 107 (1), 69–78. https://doi.org/10.13130/2039-4942/5424
  21. Lawrence, J.F. & Newton, A.F., Jr. (1995) Families and subfamilies of Coleoptera (with selected genera, notes, references and data on family-group names). In: Pakaluk, J., Ślipiński, S.A. (Eds), Biology, phylogeny, and classification of Coleoptera: Papers celebrating the 80th birthday of Roy A. Crowson. Vol II. Muzeum i Institut Zoologii, Polska Akademia Nauk, Warszawa, pp. 779–1006.
  22. Lawrence, J.F. (1999) The Australian Ommatidae (Coleoptera: Archostemata): new species, larva and discussion of relationships. Invertebrate Taxonomy, 13, 369–390. https://doi.org/10.1071/IT99008
  23. Lin, Q. (1976) The Jurassic fossil insects from western Liaoning. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 15, 97–116.
  24. Martin, S.K. (2010) Coleopterans from the Mintaja insect locality, Western Australia. Acta Geologica Sinica, 84 (4), 925–953. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-6724.2010.00276.x
  25. McKenna, D.D., Wild, A.L., Kanda, K., Ballamy, C.L., Beutel, R.G., Caterino, M.S., Farnum, C.W., Hawks, D.C., Ivie, M.A., Jameson, M.L., Leschen, R.A.B., Marvaldi, A.E., Mchugh, A.E., Newton, A.F., Robertson, J.A., Thayer, M.K., Whiting, M.F., Lawrence, J.F., Ślipiński, A., Maddison, D.R. & Farrell, B.D. (2015) The beetle tree of life reveals that Coleoptera survived end-Permian mass extinction to diversify during the Cretaceous terrestrial revolution. Systematic Entomology, 40, 835–880. https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12132
  26. Petrulevičius, J.F., Varela, A.N., Iglesias, A., Zamuner, A.B. & Poiré, D.G. (2014) First Cenomanian record of insects in the Southern Hemisphere, with Perforissidae (Fulgoroidea) and Cupedidae (Coleoptera) from Southern Patagonia, Argentina. Cretaceous Research, 51, 174–185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2014.05.016
  27. Ponomarenko, A.G. (1964) New beetles of the family Cupedidae from the Jurassic of Karatau. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 2, 49–61 [In Russian].
  28. Ponomarenko, A.G. (1966a) New beetles of the family Cupedidae (Coleoptera) from Mesozoic deposits of Transbaikalia. Revue d’Entomologie de l’URSS, 45, 1, 138–143 [In Russian].
  29. Ponomarenko, A.G. (1966b) Beetles of the family Cupedidae from the Lower Triassic of Central Asia. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 4, 47–68 [In Russian].
  30. Ponomarenko, A.G. (1968) Archostemata beetles from the Jurassic of the Kara-Tau. In: Rohdendorf, B.B. (Ed.), Jurassic insects of the Kara-Tau. Nauka, Moscow, pp. 118–138 [in Russian].
  31. Ponomarenko, A.G. (1969) Historical development of Coleoptera—Archostemata. In: Rohdendorf, B.B. (Ed.), Trudy Paleontologicheskogo Instituta, Akademia Nauk SSSR, 125. Nauka, Moscow, pp. 1–240 [In Russian].
  32. Ponomarenko, A.G. (1985) Coleoptera from the Jurassic of Siberia and Western Mongolia. In: Rasnitsyn, A.P. (Ed.), Jurassic insects of Siberia and Mongolia. Trudy Paleontologicheskogo Instituta, Akademia Nauk SSSR, 211, 47–87 [in Russian].
  33. Ponomarenko, A.G. (1993) Archostemata and Adephaga. In: Ponomarenko, A.G. (Ed.), Mesozoic insects and ostracods from Asia. Trudy Paleontologicheskogo Instituta, Akademia Nauk SSSR, 252, 1–159 [In Russian].
  34. Ponomarenko, A.G. (1994) New Mesozoic cupedid beetles from Mongolia. Brochocoleini and Notocupedini. Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal, 28 (3), 102–115.
  35. Ponomarenko, A.G., Coram, R. & Jarzembowski, E.A. (1999) Fossil beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the Purbeck Limestone Group of Dorset—a preliminary report. Dorset Proceedings, 121, 107–112.
  36. Ponomarenko, A.G. (2000) Beetles of the family Cupedidae from the Lower Cretaceous locality of Semen, Transbaikalia. Paleontological Journal, 34, 3, S317–S322.
  37. Ponomarenko, A.G. (2006) On the types of Mesozoic Archostematan beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera, Archostemata) in the Natural History Museum, London. Paleontological Journal, 40 (1), 90–99. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0031030106010102
  38. Ponomarenko, A.G. & Ryvkin, A.B. (1990) Beetles. Scarabaeida, In: Rasnitsyn, A.P. (Ed.), Late Mesozoic insects of Eastern Transbaikalia. Nauka, Moscow, pp. 39–87 [in Russian].
  39. Ponomarenko, A.G. & Ren, D. (2010) First record of Notocupes (Coleoptera: Cupedidae) in locality Daohugou, Middle Jurassic of Inner Mongolia, China. Annales Zoologici, 60 (2), 169–171. https://doi.org/10.3161/000345410X516812
  40. Ponomarenko, A.G., Yan, E.V., Wang, B. & Zhang, H.C. (2012) Revision of some early Mesozoic beetles from China. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica, 51 (4), 475–490.
  41. Ponomarenko, A.G. & Yan, E.V. (2014) Order Coleoptera. In: Ponomarenko, A.G., Aristov, D.S., Bashkuev, A.S., Gubin, Yu.M., Khramov, A.V., Lukashevich, E.D., Popov, Yu.A., Pritykina, L.N., Sinitsa, S.M., Sinitshenkova, N.D., Sukatsheva, I.D., Vassilenko, D.V. & Yan, E.V. Upper Jurassic Lagerstätte Shar Teg, Southwestern Mongolia. Paleontological Journal, 48 (14), 1598–1612. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0031030114140160
  42. Ren, D., Lu, L.-W., Guo, Z.-G. & Ji, S.-A. (1995) Faunas and stratigraphy of Jurassic-Cretaceous in Beijing and the adjacent areas. Beijing: Earthquake Publishing House, 220 рр [In Chinese with English abstract].
  43. Riek, E.F. (1968) On the occurrence of fossil insects in the Mesozoic rocks of Western Australia. Records of the Australian Museum, 27, 311–312. https://doi.org/10.3853/j.0067-1975.27.1968.450
  44. Skoblo, V.M. & Liamina, N.A. (1990) The continental Cretaceous of Transbaikalia and the problems of intra- and interregional correlation. In: Krassilov, V.A. (Ed.), Continental Cretaceous of the USSR. Dal’nevostochnoe Otdelenie AN SSSR, Vladivostok, pp. 85–90 [In Russian].
  45. Sharp, D. & Muir, F.A.G. (1912) The comparative anatomy of the male genital tube in Coleoptera. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1912 (3), 477–642, pls 42–78. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1912.tb03107.x
  46. Soriano, C. & Delclòs, X. (2006) New cupedid beetles from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain and the palaeogeography of the family. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 51 (1), 185–200.
  47. Soriano, C., Delclòs, X. & Ponomarenko, A.G. (2007) Beetle associations (Insecta: Coleoptera) from the Barremian (Lower Cretaceous) of Spain. Alavesia, 1, 81–88.
  48. Strelnikova, O.D. (2019) New cupedids (Insecta: Coleoptera, Cupedidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Buryatia. Paleontological Journal, 53 (3), 292–299. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0031030119030146
  49. Strelnikova, O.D. (2020) Creating a character matrix could resolve synonymy problems of Mesozoic ommatid beetles from Notocupes generic complex (Archostemata; Ommatidae). In: Nurgaliev, D.K. (Ed.), Kazan Golovkinsky Young Scientists’ Stratigraphic Meeting 2020. October 26–30, 2020, Kazan, Russia. Kazan University Press, Kazan, p. 72.
  50. Tan, J.J. & Ren, D. (2006) Ovatocupes: a new cupedid genus (Coleoptera: Archostemata: Cupedidae) from the Jehol Biota (Late Jurassic) of western Liaoning, China. Entomological News, 117 (2), 223–232. https://doi.org/10.3157/0013-872X(2006)117[223:OANCGC]2.0.CO;2
  51. Tan, J.J., Ren, D. & Liu, M. (2005) New ommatids from the late Jurassic of western Liaoning, China (Coleoptera: Archostemata). Insect Science, 12 (3), 155–229. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1005-295X.2005.00026.x
  52. Tan, J.J., Ren, D., Shih, C.K. & Ge, S.Q. (2006) New fossil beetles of the family Ommatidae (Coleoptera: Archostemata) from the Jehol biota of China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 80 (4), 474–485. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-6724.2006.tb00266.x
  53. Tan, J., Wang, Y., Ren, D. & Yang, X. (2012) New fossil species of ommatids (Coleoptera: Archostemata) from the Middle Mesozoic of China illuminating the phylogeny of Ommatidae. Evolutionary Biology, 12 (113), 1–19. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1471-2148-12-113
  54. Wang, W.L. & Liu, M.W. (1996) A new species of Notocupes from the Cretaceous of Laiyang Basin, Shandong Province. Memoirs of the Beijing Natural History Museum, 55, 79–82, pl. 1 [In Chinese with English abstract].
  55. Wegierek, P. & Zherikhin, W.V. (1997) An Early Jurassic insect fauna in the Holy Cross Mountains. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 42 (4), 539–543.
  56. Zherikhin, V.V., Mostovski, M.B., Vršanský, P., Blagoderov, V. & Lukashevich, E.D. (1999) The unique Lower Cretaceous locality Baissa and other contemporaneous fossil insect sites in North and West Transbaikalia. In: Vršanský, P. (Ed.), Proceedings of the First International Palaeoentomological Conference, Moscow 1998. AMBA Projecty, Bratislava, pp. 185–191.