Paleontological Journal

, 43:660 | Cite as

New water scavenger beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) from the mesozoic of Mongolia

  • A. A. ProkinEmail author


A new genus and two new species of water scavenger beetles, Hydrophilopsia bontsaganica, sp. nov. and Prospercheus cristatus, gen. et sp. nov., are described from the Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous of Mongolia. The systematic position of the new genus is discussed.

Key words

new genus Coleoptera Jurassic Mongolia 


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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Voronezh State UniversityVoronezhRussia

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