Paleontological Journal

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 277–281

New jewel beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from the Cretaceous of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia


DOI: 10.1134/S0031030109030058

Cite this article as:
Alexeev, A.V. Paleontol. J. (2009) 43: 277. doi:10.1134/S0031030109030058


A new jewel beetle genus, with one species (Cretofrontolina kzyldzharica gen. et sp. nov.) from the Upper Cretaceous of Kazakhstan is described based on a body; and three new species of the formal genus Metabuprestium are described based on isolated elytra: Metabuprestium sibiricum sp. nov. and M. arkagalense sp. nov. come from the Arkagala locality (Upper Cretaceous of Russia) and M. ichbogdense sp. nov. is from the Shar Tologoi locality (Lower Cretaceous of Mongolia).

Key words

ColeopteraBuprestidaenew taxaCretaceousRussiaKazakhstanMongolia

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia