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Containing group: Coleoptera

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

No phylogenetic analysis of this suborder is available.


Carpenter, F. M. 1992. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part R. Arthropoda 4, Volume 3: Superclass Hexapoda. Geological Society of America and University of Kansas, Boulder, Colorado and Lawrence, Kansas.

Ponomarenko, A. G. 1969. Historical development of the Coleoptera-Archostemata. Trudy paleontologicheskogo instituta akademii nauk SSSR 125:1-240.

Ponomarenko, A. G. 1997. New beetles of the Family Cupedidae from the Mesozoic of Mongolia. Ommatini, Mesocupedini, Priacmini. Paleontological Journal 31(4):389-399.

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Title Illustrations
Scientific Name Omma stanleyi (Ommatidae)
Copyright © 1996 David R. Maddison
Scientific Name Rhipsideigma raffrayi (Cupedidae)
Copyright © 1996 David R. Maddison
Scientific Name Micromalthus debilis (Micromalthidae)
Copyright © 1996 David R. Maddison
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