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Parablattelytron elongatum Tillyard 1931 (winged insect)

Insecta - Protelytroptera - Permelytridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 195131

Alternative combination: Acosmelytron elongatum

Synonym: Acosmelytron acutum Tillyard 1931 (taxon 189454)

Full reference: R. J. Tillyard. 1931. Kansas Permian Insects, Part 13: The New Order Protelytroptera with a Discussion of its Relationships. American Journal of Science, Series 5 21(123):232-266

Belongs to Parablattelytron according to F. M. Carpenter 1939

Sister taxa: Parablattelytron delicatum, Parablattelytron latum, Parablattelytron rectum, Parablattelytron subincisum

Type specimens:

  • Parablattelytron elongatum: YPM 5415, an elytra (and hindwing). Its type locality is Elmo, YPM 1921 collection, which is in an Artinskian pond limestone in the Wellington Formation of Kansas.
  • Acosmelytron acutum: YPM 5414. Its type locality is Elmo, YPM 1921 collection, which is in an Artinskian pond limestone in the Wellington Formation of Kansas.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): elytron 7.76 x 2.26