Paleontological Journal

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 277–281 | Cite as

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



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

Coleoptera Buprestidae new taxa Cretaceous Russia Kazakhstan Mongolia 


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    A. V. Alexeev, “New Forms of Buprestidae (Coleoptera) from the Mesozoic of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia,” Paleontol. Zh., No. 4, 75–85 (1995).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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