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Siphonophoroides orapaensis Rayner and Waters 1989 (aphid)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Aphididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 202813

Holotype
BP/2/25970

Full reference: R. J. Rayner and S. B. Waters. 1989. A new aphid from the Creataceous of Botswana. Palaeontology 32(3):669-673

Belongs to Siphonophoroides according to O. E. Heie and P. Wegierek 2011

Sister taxa: Siphonophoroides antiqua, Siphonophoroides breineri, Siphonophoroides burholti, Siphonophoroides gillettei, Siphonophoroides lassa, Siphonophoroides madseni, Siphonophoroides magnalata, Siphonophoroides pennatus, Siphonophoroides simplex

Type specimen: BP/2/25970, a forewing (isolated forewing). Its type locality is Orapa (Bernard Price Institute), which is in a Turonian lacustrine - large mudstone in Botswana.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): forewing 3.25 x 1.15