Coniontis remnans Pierce, 1954
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Last record: Late Pleistocene
This species may still survive because the genus to which it belongs is taxonomically poorly known in comparison to other genera of the same family.
Rancho La Brea Tar Pit, California, USA
Biology & Ecology
Original scientific description:
Pierce, W. D. (1954). Fossil Arthropods of California. 20. The Tenebrionidae-Coniontinae of the asphalt deposits. Bull. So. Calif. Acad. Sci. 53(3): 142-156.
Holmes, Branden. (2021). What's Lost and What Remains: The Sixth Extinction in 100 Accounts. Self published. [Available from Amazon]
Miller, Scott E. (1997). Late Quaternary insects of Rancho La Brea, California, USA, pp. 185-191. In Studies in Quaternary Entomology - An Inordinate Fondness for Insects. Quaternary Proceedings No. 5, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester.