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Foss. Rec., 18, 31-35, 2015
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Research article
20 Oct 2014
First record of the genus Baris Germar, 1817 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in Dominican amber
G. Poinar Jr.1 and A. A. Legalov2 1Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
2Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Frunze Street, 11, Novosibirsk 630091, Russia
Abstract. A new weevil species – Baris grossacavis Poinar and Legalov, sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) – is described from Dominican amber. The new species is close to Baris rubripes Casey, 1892, but differs by possessing large punctures over much of its body, including the pronotum; elytral intervals with rows of narrow scales, and narrow elytral intervals.

The fossil is the first record of the subfamily Baridinae from any amber source and the first record from the Miocene.

Citation: Poinar Jr., G. and Legalov, A. A.: First record of the genus Baris Germar, 1817 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in Dominican amber, Foss. Rec., 18, 31-35, doi:10.5194/fr-18-31-2015, 2015.
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