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Gymnopleurus eocaenicus Meunier 1921 (insect)

Insecta

PaleoDB taxon number: 205048

Full reference: F. Meunier. 1921. Die Insektenreste aus dem Lutetien von Messel bei Darmstadt. Abhandlungen der Hessischen geologischen Landesanstalt zu Darmstadt 7:2-15

Belongs to Insecta according to S. Tarasov et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Acera, Aetophlebiopsis, Agmatozoon, Anebos, Anisorhynchus lapideus, Anthophorites gaudryi, Anthracocorides, Aphis plana, Apterodicera, Apterygota, Archaeognatha, Archegogryllus, Aspidothorax dubius, Atelopteron, Bittacus reticulatus, Blattaria, Blattaria dunckeri, Campeulites, Carabus winkleri, Caririephemera, Caririephemera marquesi, Cercopidium schaefferi, Cercopis prisca, Cercopyllis, Chauliodites minor, Cheilosia dubia, Chrysopa solenhofensis, Cicada proserpina, Corixa mortua, Corrodentia, Cricolia, Cyclocoris, Cyclocoris pinguis, Dicondylia, Dictyocicada, Dimeretes, Dytiscomorphus, Elasmoscolex, Eoblattida, Ephemera deposita, Ephemera meyeri, Epimetrophora, Fatjanopteridae, Flata haidingeri, Forficularia problematica, Glossata, Griphoconion, Griphologus, Gyrophlebia, Gyrophlebia longicollis, Hebeitermes, Hebeitermes weichangensis, Hemerobius fossilis, Hemerobius higginsi, Hukouscytina, Hydroporus petefractus, Ideloblatta, Ideloblattidae, Idomastotermes, Idomastotermes mysticus, Insectichnus, Kustia, Lepismatona, Leptura primigenia, Libellulium kaupii, Longipedia, Lygaeites priscus, Meganeura vischerae, Meloe bavaricus, Mesonotoperla, Mesorhagiophryne, Mesorhagiophryne incerta, Mesorhagiophryne robustus, Mesosialis, Microceratops, Mourloniella, Mourloniella solenhofensis, Myriapoda, Nematus cretaceus, Neuropteroidea, Neurostena, Oligometabola, Oocephalina, Orthophlebia minuta, Palaeodictyopteron anglicanum, Palaeodictyopteron latipenne, Palaeodictyopteron mazonum, Palaeodictyopteron virginianum, Palaeotermes, Palaeovelia, Paracridites, Paroryssus suspectus, Permarrhaphidae, Permetatoridae, Permodictyoptera, Phaneroptera striata, Phthanocoris, Phytophtirites, Planocephalus, Platycorion, Plecopterodea, Plecopteroidea, Pseudoacridites, Pseudochauliodites, Pseudotermes, Pterodicera, Pterygogenea, Rambouskia, Saperdites cristallosus, Seirolarva, Sinonemoura, Sypharopteroidea, Taotieichnus, Termes fossilis, Termes grandaevus, Termes peccanae, Termitidiopsis, Thomsonia, Thysanura, Tipularia teyleri, Tomeferusa, Triadosialis, Trimerocephalium, Ulonata, Velia bouatia, Xiphenax

Type specimen: Ohne No. Museum Darmstadt, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Grube Messel Pit (Museum Darmstadt Collection), which is in a MP 11 crater lake claystone in the Messel Formation of Germany.

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Average measurements (in mm): body 20.0 x 12.0, elytron 12.0 x 4.8