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Zootaxa. 2015 Apr 10;3946(3):445-50. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3946.3.11.

Description of the second fossil Baltic amber species of Monotomidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea).

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Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies, Daugavpils University, Vienības Str. 13, Daugavpils, LV-5401, Latvia.; Email:
Department of Zootechny, FGBOU VPO "Kaliningrad State Technical University", Sovetsky av. 1. 236000 Kaliningrad. MAUK "Zoopark", Mira av., 26, 236028 Kaliningrad, Russia.; Email:


Based on a specimen from the Upper Eocene Baltic amber (Kaliningrad Region, Russia), Aneurops daugpilensis sp. nov. is described. The new species is similar to the extant A. convergens (Sharp, 1900) and A. championi Sharp, 1900 distributed in North and Central America, but differs in the larger punctation of pronotum, and shorter and sparser setation of the median plaque on ventrite 1. Aneurops daugpilensis sp. nov. is distinguished from Europs insterburgensis Alekseev, 2014 by having a median plaque on ventrite 1, a larger body size, and distinctly sparser punctation of the forebody.

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