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Mylacris anthracophila Scudder 1868 (cockroach)

Insecta - Blattodea - Mylacridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 200963

Alternative combination: Mylacris anthracophilum

Synonyms: Actinomylacris carbonum Scudder 1884 (no. 229668), Mylacridae pseudocarbonum Handlirsch 1906 (no. 230045), Mylacris carbonum Scudder 1884 (no. 228950), Mylacris elongata Scudder 1895 (no. 192193), Mylacris pseudocarbonum Handlirsch 1906 (no. 289338)

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1868. Supplement to descriptions of articulates. Descriptions of fossil insects found on Mazon Creek, and near Morris, Grundy Co. Ill. Geological Survey of Illinois 3:566-572

Belongs to Mylacris according to A. Handlirsch 1920

Sister taxa: Mylacris abrupta, Mylacris alutacea, Mylacris ampla, Mylacris analis, Mylacris angusta, Mylacris antiqua, Mylacris burri, Mylacris diplodiscus, Mylacris dubia, Mylacris lapsa, Mylacris lucifuga, Mylacris maior, Mylacris morienensis, Mylacris ovalis, Mylacris paradoxa, Mylacris pennsylvanica, Mylacris pulchra, Mylacris rugulosa, Mylacris sellardsi, Mylacris similis, Mylacris truncata, Mylacris truncatula, Mylacris virginiana, Actinomylacris similis, Lithomylacris gallica, Lithomylacris ataxica, Promylacris ovalis, Chalepomylacris pulchra

Type specimens:

  • Mylacris anthracophila: Its type locality is Colchester, roof shales of No2 Coal Member, which is in a Bashkirian terrestrial shale in the Carbondale Formation of Illinois.
  • Actinomylacris carbonum:
  • Mylacridae pseudocarbonum: Its type locality is Cannelton, Vein C, which is in a Westphalian terrestrial shale in Pennsylvania.
  • Mylacris elongata: Coll Lacoe 2014 ab, a tegmen. Its type locality is Mazon Creek, USNM Lacoe Collection, which is in a Westphalian D interdistributary bay mudstone in the Carbondale Formation of Illinois.


Average measurements (in mm): tegmen 30.3 x 14.0