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Telmatrechus stali Scudder 1879 (water strider)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Gerridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 204699

Alternative combinations: Gerris stali, Hygrotrechus stali

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1879. Appendix A. The fossil insects collected in 1877, by Mr. G.M. Dawson, in the interior of British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada, Report of Progress for 1877-1878 175-185

Belongs to Telmatrechus according to J. Damgaard 2008

Sister taxa: Telmatrechus defunctus, Telmatrechus parallelus

Type specimen: GSC 70, an exoskeleton (body). Its type locality is 3 miles up North Fork of Similkameen River, which is in a Ypresian lacustrine shale/siltstone in the Allenby Formation of Canada.

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Average measurements (in mm): body 19.7 x 2.0