Lyubarsky G.Yu.1, Perkovsky E.E.2 2017. Re-description of the genus Nganasania Zherikhin, 1977 from Upper Cretaceous of Taimyr (Coleoptera: Cryptophagidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.26. No.3: 251–255 [in English].

1 Zoological Museum, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Bol’shya Nikitskaya 2, Moscow 125009, Russia. E-mail:

2 Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, Bogdan Chmielnitski str. 15, Kyiv, 01601 Ukraine. E-mail:

KEY WORDS: Taxonomy, Cryptophagidae, Nganasania, Upper Cretaceous, Taimyr amber, Russia.

ABSTRACT. A re-description of the genus Nganasania known from the Upper Cretaceous is given. The inclusion of the genus in the subfamily Atomariinae was confirmed. The key for distinguishing close genera of the subfamily is given. Nganasania belongs to the group of atomariine genera, which is characterized by tibia with apical spurs, tarsal formula 5-5-5, mostly broadly-oval shape of the body, metasternum without a median longitudinal line, and prosternal process with parallel lines in sides: Ootypus, Tisactia, Curelius, Ephistemus.

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