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Hexagenites cellulosus Hagen 1862 (mayfly)

Insecta - Ephemerida - Hexagenitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 290916

Alternative combinations: Ephemera cellulosa, Hexagenites cellulosa, Mesephemera cellulosa, Stenodicranum cellulosum

Synonyms: Ephemera mortua Hagen 1862 (no. 258026), Ephemera multinervosa Oppenheim 1888 (no. 258023), Hexagenites mortua Hagen 1862 (no. 306344), Paedephemera mortua Hagen 1862 (no. 258027), Paedephemera multinervosa Oppenheim 1888 (no. 258024), Paedephemera oppenheimi Handlirsch 1906 (no. 258025)

Full reference: H. A. Hagen. 1862. Ueber die Neuropteren aus dem lithographischen Schiefer in Bayern. Palaeontographica 10:96-145

Belongs to Hexagenites according to R. Willmann 2007

Sister taxon: Hexagenites weyenberghi

Type specimens:

  • Hexagenites cellulosus: MCZ 6281ab, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Solnhofen (MCZ coll), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Ephemera mortua: MCZ 6283, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Solnhofen (MCZ coll), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Paedephemera multinervosa: Its type locality is Solnhofen (BSPGM Munich coll), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Paedephemera oppenheimi:

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): forewing 18.1 x 5.5, hindwing length 13.0