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A Second Specimen of Permocoleus (Coleoptera) from the Lower Permian Wellington Formation of Noble County, Oklahoma
Roy J. Beckemeyer and Michael S. Engel
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Vol. 81, No. 1 (Apr., 2008), pp. 4-7
Published by: Kansas (Central States) Entomological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25086411
Page Count: 4
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Specimens of Paleozoic Coleoptera are quite rare, particularly so in North America where they have been hitherto represented by a single specimen. The first Permian beetle from North America was only recently described from a single specimen of a complete elytron (no counterpart). A second specimen from another locality in those same beds, comprised of the part and counterpart of a fragment of an elytron, is figured and discussed here. While representing a somewhat larger individual than the original specimen, the present material appears to represent the same species, Permocoleus wellingtonensis Lubkin and Engel.
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society © 2008 Kansas (Central States) Entomological Society