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First fossil predaceous diving beetle from the late pleistocene of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ramírez, Leonardo César; Michat, Mariano Cruz; First fossil predaceous diving beetle from the late pleistocene of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Asociacion Paleontologica Argentina; Ameghiniana; 53; 4; 10-2015; 512-516
Ramírez, Leonardo César
Michat, Mariano Cruz
The aim of this study is to present the first record of a diving beetle from in late Pleistocene beds of Buenos Aires Provincetle from in late Pleistocene beds of Buenos Aires Province, and to provide new data on the paleoenviron- mental conditions prevailing in the region at that time. Fossil record of the Hydradephaga. The first record of the family Dytiscidae dates from 120 million years BP (Crowson, 1975). Whereas hydradephagans are known from the Late Triassic of Eurasia (Triaplus Ponomarenko, 1977), dytiscids are actually rather rare in the Mesozoic (Grimaldi and Engel, 2005). Probably, the oldest truly dytiscid is Cretodytes Ponomarenko, 1977, from the Turonian (Late Cretaceous) of southern Kazakhstan. Most of the published Cenozoic records of aquatic beetles originate from the classical palaeontological localities in Europe (i.e., Fikáček et al., 2008 and references therein). Cenozoic fossil Hydradephaga seem to be all Dytiscidae and Gyrinidae of modern types(Crowson, 1975), and have been cited from Quaternary sediments of Japan, Korea, Sakhalin island, eastern Siberia, Australia (Elias, 2010), North Greenland (Böcher, 1995), and now Argentina.