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Kladolepidopteron oviformis Zhang et al. 2013 (moth)

Insecta - Lepidoptera - Mesokristenseniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 284198

Full reference: W. T. Zhang, C. K. Shih, C. C. Labandeira and D. Ren. 2013. Taxonomic names, in New fossil Lepidoptera (Insecta: Amphiesmenoptera) from the Middle Jurassic Jiulongshan Formation of northeastern China. PLoS One 8(11):e79500

Belongs to Kladolepidopteron according to W. T. Zhang et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Kladolepidopteron parva, Kladolepidopteron subaequalis

Type specimen: CNU-LEP-NN2009007, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Daohugou (CNU 2009 collection), which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian lacustrine - large shale in the Daohugou Formation of China.

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Average measurements (in mm): body 6.30 x 1.10, forewing 4.80 x 1.60