Paleontological Journal

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 196–202 | Cite as

New species of sub-fossil weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) in Madagascar copal

  • A. BukejsEmail author
  • A. A. Legalov


Two new species of the subfamily Cossoninae are described from Madagascar copal. Pentarthrum inclusus sp. nov. is similar to P. alpinum Hustache, 1933 but differs in the smaller body size, almost straight rostrum, almost flat eyes, temples with smooth punctures, and the shorter 3rd antennomere. Cossonus shevnini sp. nov. is similar to C. suturalis Boheman, 1838, differing in the unicolorous body, uniformly punctured pronotum, and more convex eyes.


Coleoptera Curculionoidea Cossoninae Madagascar copal Holocene new species 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Life Sciences and TechnologiesDaugavpils UniversityDaugavpilsLatvia
  2. 2.Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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