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Volume 2012, Article ID 982141, 3 pages
Research Article

A New Lycid Genus from the Dominican Amber (Insecta, Coleoptera, Lycidae, Leptolycinae, Leptolycini)

Coleoptera Division, Insect Centre, 13-326 Donetskaya Street, Moscow 109651, Russia

Received 16 August 2011; Revised 22 September 2011; Accepted 22 September 2011

Academic Editor: Bethia King

Copyright © 2012 Sergey V. Kazantsev. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A new fossil genus, Electropteron  gen.n., and a new species, E. avus  sp.n., are described from the Dominican Amber. Electropteron avus  gen.n., sp.n., appears to be related to some of the extant Great Antillean lycids and is the first fossil taxon from the subfamily Leptolycinae.