Lyubarsky G.Yu.1, Perkovsky E.E.2 2017. Serramorphus, a new genus of Erotylidae from Eocene amber (Coleoptera: Clavicornia) from Late Eocene Bitterfeldian Amber // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.26. No.1: 37–40 [in English].
1 Zoological Museum, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Bol’shya Nikitskaya 2, Moscow 125009, Russia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, Bogdan Chmielnitski str. 15, Kiev 01601, Ukraine. E-mail: email@example.com
KEY WORDS: Erotylidae, Serramorphus, taxonomy, Late Eocene, Bitterfeld amber.
ABSTRACT. Based on a fossil specimen from the Late Eocene Bitterfeld amber (Germany, Bitterfeld), the Eocene species and genus Serramorphus rasnitsyni gen.n., sp.n., is described. The new genus is similar to the extant genera Acryptophagus Grouvelle, 1919, Thallisella Crotch, 1875, Platoberus Sharp, 1900, differing in basal groove of pronotum broad, supraocular line absent, pronotal callosity present. The genus Serramorphus is fourth monotypic genus of beetles, known only from Bitterfeld, and the second one — with tropic relationships.