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Spiladopygia mortalis Scudder 1890 (earwig)

Insecta - Dermaptera - Anisolabidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 248075

Alternative combination: Labiduromma mortale

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1890. The Tertiary Insects of North America. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories XIII:1-734

Belongs to Spiladopygia according to M. S. Engel and S. Chatzimanolis 2010

Sister taxon: Spiladopygia exsulata

Type specimen: MCZ 432, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 17.3 x 4.3, forceps 4.97 x 1.17