Paleontological Journal

, Volume 46, Issue 5, pp 495–498 | Cite as

The earliest known species of the genus Pleocoma LeConte (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Pleocomidae) from the Mesozoic of China

  • G. V. NikolajevEmail author
  • D. Ren


Pleocoma dolichophylla sp. nov. is described from the Yixian Formation. The species is of special interest, since it represents an oligotypic recent genus currently living only in extreme western North America.


Lower Cretaceous Paleontological Journal Anterior Margin Extant Genus Recent Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Life ScienceCapital Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Al-Farabi Kazakh National UniversityAlmatyKazakhstan

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