Kuzmina S.A.1, Korotyaev B.A.2 2019. A new species of the weevil genus Phyllobius Germar, 1824 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae) from the Pleistocene of northeastern Siberia // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.16. No.2: 154–164 [in English].

1 Laboratory of Arthropods, Borissiak Paleontological Institute RAS, Profsoyuznaya St. 123, Moscow, 117868 Russia. E-mail: svkuz@yandex.ru 

2 Zoological Institute RAS, Universitetskaya nab. 1, St. Petersburg, 199034 Russia. E-mail: korotyay@rambler.ru

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.16.2.04

ABSTRACT: Weevils of the genus Phyllobius Germar, 1824 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae: Entiminae) are frequent in the Quaternary deposits of northeastern Siberia. A detailed study of the well-preserved Pleistocene fossils (including scales of the vestiture) from the Bolshoy Khomus-Yuryakh River in the Yana-Indigirka lowland (Sakha Republic – Yakutia) results in the recognition of a number of rare weevils including a new species of the genus Phyllobius Germar, 1824 — Ph. (Angarophyllobius) sheri sp.n. which is described in this paper. The new species is closely related to the recent Ph. kolymensis Korotyaev et Egorov, 1977 currently known from only a few localities in the area of the middle section of the Kolyma River, which had a wider distribution range in the Pleistocene. Phyllobius sheri sp.n. is probably extinct.

KEY WORDS: Curculionidae, Phyllobius, Angarophyllobius, new species, Pleistocene, Siberia.

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