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Choristopanorpa bifasciata Riek 1950 (scorpionfly)

Insecta - Mecoptera - Orthophlebiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 180229

Alternative combination: Protorthophlebia (Psomophlebia) bifaciata

Full reference: E. F. Riek. 1950. A fossil mecopteron from the Triassic beds at Brookvale, NSW. Records of the Australian Museum 22(3):254-256

Belongs to Choristopanorpa according to R. Willmann 1978

Sister taxa: Choristopanorpa drinnani, Choristopanorpa opinata, Choristopanorpa ridibunda, Choristopanorpa temperata

Type specimen: Australian Museum F.30959, a forewing. Its type locality is Beacon Hill (AM collection), which is in an Anisian lacustrine - small shale in the Hawkesbury Sandstone Formation of Australia.

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