1Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
2629 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94708, USA
3Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Frunze Street 11, Novosibirsk 630091, Russia
Received: 25 Aug 2015 – Revised: 30 Oct 2015 – Accepted: 30 Oct 2015 – Published: 17 Nov 2015
Abstract. A new weevil species (urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:2D5E9E4A-A250-4D0A-AF69-CF4753436686), Pseudopilolabus othnius Poinar, Brown and Legalov, sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Attelabidae), is described from Dominican amber. The new species is close to the extant P. viridanus (Gyllenhal, 1839) and P. splendens (Gyllenhal, 1839) but differs by having a bronzed body, narrower and more convex elytral intervals, long antennae reaching the middle of the pronotum, and weakly convex eyes; from P. rugiceps (Voss, 1925) it differs by having a smoother pronotum without transverse rugosity; from P. chiriquensis (Hamilton, 1994) it differs by having indistinctly protuberant humeri and the elytra nearly parallel from the humeri to the midpoint. The fossil weevil is the first record of the tribe Pilolabini (Attelabidae) from the West Indies and the first record of the Attelabidae from any amber source.
Poinar Jr., G., Brown, A. E., and Legalov, A. A.: First record of the genus Pseudopilolabus Legalov, 2003 (Coleoptera: Attelabidae) in Dominican amber, Foss. Rec., 19, 11-16, doi:10.5194/fr-19-11-2016, 2016.