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Oracula campbelli sp. n.—the first fossil darkling beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Alleculinae) from the late Eocene Rovno amber (Ukraine)

1Precaspian Institute of Biological Resources of the Daghestan Federal Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, M. Gadzhiev str., 45, Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan 367000, Russia.
3I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, B. Khmelnitskogo 15, 01030 Kiev, Ukraine. 4A.A. Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 117647 Russia
Coleoptera extinct new species comb-clawed beetles Rovno amber Alleculina


A new species of the currently Oriental alleculine genus Oracula Novák, 2019 is described from the Eocene Rovno amber, Ukraine: O. campbelli sp. n. This is the first report of a representative of the family Tenebrionidae from this Lagerstätte. Extant species of Oracula occur in Nepal, southern China (Yunnan), Thailand, Laos and Indonesia. The newly discovered extinct species is similar to extant O. amica Novák, 2019 from Nepal.



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