Copelatus convexus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Copelatus convexus, neotype (piece and counterpiece)
Taxonavigation: Adephaga 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Adephaga

Familia: Dytiscidae
Subfamilia: Copelatinae
Genus: Copelatus
Species: †Copelatus convexus

Name[edit]

  • Copelatus convexus (Förster, 1891)
    • Authority for current combination: Fikáček, Hájek & Schmied, 2011: 18 ('comb. n.')
    • Combination: Hydrobius convexus: Théobald, 1937
    • Original combination genus: Escheria Heer, 1847
    • Primary type: neotype
      • Fixation: designated by Fikáček, Hájek & Schmied (2011: 18)
      • Description: 'fossil of the whole beetle in dorsal view, head, pronotum and elytra almost completely preserved; appendages missing'
      • Repository: NHMB R91 (imprint) + R74 (counter-imprint)
    • Type locality: 'Kleinkems (SW Germany, ...'
    • Type horizon: 'ca. Eocene-Oligocene boundary', 34 mya

References[edit]

  • Fikáček, M.; Hájek, J.; Schmied, H. 2011: On the identity of the fossil aquatic beetles from the Tertiary localities in the southern part of the Upper Rhine Graben (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Dytiscidae). ZooKeys, 78: 15–25. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.78.800
  • Förster, B. 1891: Die Insekten des „Plattigen Steinmergels“ von Brunnstatt. Abhandlungen zur geologischen Spezialkarte von Elsass-Lothringen, 5: 333–594.
  • Théobald, B. 1937: Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. G. Thomas, Nancy.