Orsodacnidae

The Orsodacnidae are a small family of leaf beetles, previously included as a subfamily within the Chrysomelidae. It is the smallest of the Chrysomeloid families in North America;[1] Oxypeltidae is smaller, with only three species in South America. A fossil species of Aulacoscelis is known from the Early Cretaceous (Aptian-Albian) Santana Group of Brazil.[2]

Orsodacnidae
Temporal range: Aptian–Recent
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea
Family: Orsodacnidae
Thomson, 1859
Subfamilies

Aulacoscelidinae
Orsodacninae

GeneraEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shawn M. Clark and Edward G. Riley. "123. ORSODACNIDAE Thompson 1859". American Beetles: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea Through Curculionoidea. Vol. 2. CRC. pp. 613–615. doi:10.1201/9781420041231.ch8.
  2. ^ Legalov, A. A. (2021-05-20). "First record of orsodacnid leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Orsodacnidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil". Historical Biology: 1–5. doi:10.1080/08912963.2021.1929204. ISSN 0891-2963. S2CID 236395989.