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Permopanorpa inaequalis Tillyard 1926 (scorpionfly)

Insecta - Mecoptera - Permopanorpidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 188996

B3-4-21-04-009ab

Synonyms: Permopanorpa dunbari Tillyard 1926 (no. 188999), Permopanorpa gracilis Tillyard 1926 (no. 188998), Permopanorpa raymondi Carpenter 1926 (no. 189001), Permopanorpa sellardsi Tillyard 1926 (no. 189000), Permopanorpa tenuis Tillyard 1926 (no. 188997)

Full reference: R. J. Tillyard. 1926. Kansas Permian Insects, Part 7: The Order Mecoptera. American Journal of Science, Series 5 11(62):133-164

Belongs to Permopanorpa according to R. J. Beckemeyer and J. D. Hall 2007

Sister taxa: Permopanorpa formosa, Permopanorpa martynovi, Permopanorpa schucherti

Type specimens:

  • Permopanorpa inaequalis: YPM 5058, a wing. Its type locality is Elmo, YPM 1921 collection, which is in an Artinskian pond limestone in the Wellington Formation of Kansas.
  • Permopanorpa dunbari: YPM 5062, a forewing. Its type locality is Elmo, YPM 1921 collection, which is in an Artinskian pond limestone in the Wellington Formation of Kansas.
  • Permopanorpa gracilis: YPM 5060, a wing. Its type locality is Elmo, YPM 1921 collection, which is in an Artinskian pond limestone in the Wellington Formation of Kansas.
  • Permopanorpa raymondi: MCZ 2795, a forewing. Its type locality is Elmo, MCZ 1925 collection, which is in an Artinskian pond limestone in the Wellington Formation of Kansas.
  • Permopanorpa sellardsi: YPM 5063, a hindwing. Its type locality is Elmo, YPM 1921 collection, which is in an Artinskian pond limestone in the Wellington Formation of Kansas.
  • Permopanorpa tenuis: YPM 5059, a hindwing. 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): body width 0.700, forewing 4.92 x 1.43, hindwing 4.86 x 1.45, wing 6.00 x 1.90