FIRST RECORD OF THE FAMILY HISTERIDAE (INSECTA: COLEOPTERA) IN A LATE PLEISTOCENE SEQUENCE FROM CHILE

Authors

  • Francisco Tello Escuela de Graduados, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales y Recursos Naturales, Universidad Austral de Chile
  • Gerardo Arriagada Área de Entomología del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Casilla 787, Correo Central, Santiago, Chile.
  • Mario Pino Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra and TAQUACH, Universidad Austral de Chile, Campus Isla Teja s/n, Valdivia, Chile

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5710/AMGH.06.12.2019.3260

Keywords:

Elytron, Fossil beetle, Pilauco, Quaternary insects

Abstract

We present the first record of the family Histeridae in late Pleistocene deposits in Chilean Northwestern Patagonia, based on fossil of a single elytron, registered at the Pilauco archaeo-paleontological site in Los Lagos Chilean region. We describe the fossil remain and discuss the paleoecology of the fossil related to the climate, fauna, and early human occupation context of the Pleistocene-Holocene transition.

Published

2020-03-31

How to Cite

Tello, F., Arriagada, G., & Pino, M. (2020). FIRST RECORD OF THE FAMILY HISTERIDAE (INSECTA: COLEOPTERA) IN A LATE PLEISTOCENE SEQUENCE FROM CHILE. Ameghiniana, 57(1), 63-67. https://doi.org/10.5710/AMGH.06.12.2019.3260

Issue

Section

Paleontological Notes