Calicovatellus is an extinct genus of dytiscid beetle in the subfamily Hydroporinae. As of 2018, one species is recognized, Calicovatellus petrodytes. It was found in the Barstow Formation in southern California and dates to the Miocene.[2][3]

Temporal range: 20.43–15.97 Ma[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Dytiscidae
Tribe: Vatellini
Genus: Calicovatellus
K.B.Miller & Lubkin, 2001[2]
Type species
Calicovatellus petrodytes
K.B.Miller & Lubkin, 2001


  1. ^ Calicovatellus Miller and Lubkin 2001 (predaceous diving beetle) at (retrieved 23 April 2018)
  2. ^ a b Miller, Kelly B.; Lubkin, Sara H. (2001). "Calicovatellus petrodytes, a New Genus and Species of Primitive Vatelline Diving Beetle (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae: Vatellini) from the Miocene Barstow Formation, Southern California, USA". Journal of Paleontology. 75 (4): 890–894. doi:10.1017/S0022336000016991. JSTOR 1307008.
  3. ^ Miller, Kelly B. (2005). "Revision of the New World and south-east Asian Vatellini (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae) and phylogenetic analysis of the tribe". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 144 (4): 430. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2005.00180.x.