Paleontological Journal

, 45:179 | Cite as

The oldest species of the genus Glaphyrus Latr. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Glaphyridae) from the Mesozoic of China

  • G. V. Nikolajev
  • D. Ren


Glaphyrus ancestralis sp. nov. is described from the Yixian Formation (Upper Jurassic or Lower Cretaceous). The species is not only one of the earliest records of the family Glaphyridae but also the oldest representative of an extant genus of the family.


China Mesozoic Yixian Scarabaeoidea Glaphyridae beetles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Life SciencesCapital Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Dept. of Biology)AlmatyKazakhstan

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