Kazantsev S.V. 2020. First fossil representative of the net-winged beetles genus Plateros Bourgeois, 1879 (Insecta: Coleoptera: Lycidae) from Mexican amber, with redescription of Electropteron avus gen.n., sp.n. from Dominican amber and a note on the time of origin of the family // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.29. No.4: 377–387 [in English].
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ABSTRACT. A new species of net-winged beetles, Plateros jardinesi sp.n., is described from the Early Miocene (23–15 myo) Mexican amber from Chiapas, Mexico, being the first indication of the tribe Platerotini in amber. The taxon Electropteron avus gen.n., sp.n. from Dominican amber is redescribed, as it was published in 2012 in an online-only journal and was thus unavailable under provisions of the ICZN. The taxonomic position of Burmese amber tribe Cretolycini Tihelka et al., 2019 and the time of origin of the family is discussed. A list of the currently known amber net-winged beetles is provided.
KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Lycidae, new species, taxonomy, Mexican, Dominican, Baltic and Burmese amber, palaeoentomology, Cretaceous, Eocene, Early Miocene.