Pyrochroidae Latreille, 1806

Bukejs, Andris, Alekseev, Vitalii I. & Pollock, Darren A., 2019, Waidelotinae, a new subfamily of Pyrochroidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) from Baltic amber of the Sambian peninsula and the interpretation of Sambian amber stratigraphy, age and location, Zootaxa 4664 (2), pp. 261-273 : 262

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4664.2.8

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:37B4B170-153D-4309-9976-F8D64D80C097

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5922932

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B587B5-1E18-FFB8-FF74-75D0FBCA5CE5

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scientific name

Pyrochroidae Latreille, 1806
status

 

Family Pyrochroidae Latreille, 1806

Note. Young & Pollock (2010) provided a detailed description of Pyrochroidae . The specimen considered here was assigned to Pyrochroidae based on a combination of the following morphological characters (though some of these features are found in other families/subfamilies of Tenebrionoidea also): (1) tarsi heteromerous; (2) prothoracic coxae conical and projecting; (3) prothoracic coxal cavities open posteriorly; (4) compound eyes prominent, emarginate and glabrous; (5) antennal insertions exposed; (6) antennae long, filiform, inserted at side of frons in emarginations of the eyes; (7) maxillary palpi 4-segmented with apical palpomere cultriform; (8) prothorax narrower than basal width of elytra; (9) prothoracic trochantins slightly exposed; (10) penultimate tarsomeres lobed; (11) pretarsal claws appendiculate; (12) head prognathous; and (13) pronotum without antebasal sulci.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Pyrochroidae