Alekseev V.I. 2022. A newly discovered extinct species of Synchitini Erichson (Coleoptera: Zopheridae: Colydiinae) from Baltic amber // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.21. No.6: 364–368 [in English].

Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum, Marshal Vasilevskiy Square 1, Kaliningrad 236016 Russia; Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Nevskogo Str. 14, Kaliningrad 236016 Russia. E-mail:

doi 10.15298/euroasentj.21.6.11

ABSTRACT. A new cylindrical bark beetle, Synchita andrisbukejsi sp.n., based on an inclusion in Baltic amber, is described and figured. This confirms the presence of a representative of this extant genus in the Western Palaearctic during Paleogene. The occurrence of a representative of the Recent Xylariaceae-associated genus in Baltic amber indirectly indicates the presence of their host ascomycetes (Ascomycota: Sordariomycetes: Xylariales) in the Eocene amber forest. Examples of coleopteran inclusions useful for the precise reconstruction of the “Baltic amber forest” paleoecosystems (i.e. proxies for several taxa of plants and fungi) are also listed.

KEY WORDS: Cenozoic, Paleogene, fossil resin, palaeontology.

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