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Panorpidium tessellatum Westwood 1854 (grasshopper)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Elcanidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 197120

Alternative combinations: Elcana tesselata, Elcana tessellata, Panorpidium tesselatum

Full reference: J. O. Westwood. 1854. Contributions to fossil entomology. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 10:378-396

Belongs to Panorpidium according to D. C. Eades et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Panorpidium beyrichi, Panorpidium bimaculatum, Panorpidium deichmuelleri, Panorpidium geinitzi, Panorpidium lata, Panorpidium liasina, Panorpidium lithophila, Panorpidium longicornis, Panorpidium magna, Panorpidium media, Panorpidium mesostena, Panorpidium minima, Panorpidium minuta, Panorpidium oppenheimi, Panorpidium parvum, Panorpidium phyllophora, Panorpidium plagiatus, Panorpidium proximum, Panorpidium reticulata, Panorpidium sibirica, Panorpidium westwoodi, Panorpidium yixianensis, Elcana (Clathrotermes), Elcana lithophila, Elcana plagiata, Calotermes troglodytes

Type specimen: NHM I.3982/I.12262, a tegmen. Its type locality is Durlston Bay, Middle Purbeck, Swanage (Brodie collection), which is in a Berriasian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Durlston Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): forewing length 20.0, tegmen length 24.0