Cretohypna cristata


Taxonavigation: Scarabaeoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Familia: Glaphyridae
Genus: †Cretohypna
Species: Cretohypna cristata


  • Cretohypna cristata Yan, Nikolajev & Ren, 2012: figs. 1, 2
Holotype: Key Lab of Insect Evolution & Environmental Changes, College of Life Sciences, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China, CNU-COL-NN2011003.
Type locality: The Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation, Liutiaogou Village, Ningcheng County, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China.
Etymology: The specific name is derived from Latin word ‘crista-’, which means ‘comb’ or ‘crest’, refers to the presence of a transverse carina on the head.

Primary referencesEdit

  • Yan, Z.; Nikolajev, G.V.; Ren, D. 2012: A new, well-preserved genus and species of fossil Glaphyridae (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea) from the Mesozoic Yixian Formation of Inner Mongolia, China. ZooKeys 241: 67-75. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.241.3262 Reference page