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Monophlebus simplex Scudder 1890 (giant scale)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Monophlebidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 207860

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 Monophlebus according to S. H. Scudder 1890

Sister taxon: Monophlebus irregularis

Type specimen: MCZ 1020, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

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Average measurements (in mm): body 3.25 x 1.00, wing 2.50 x 0.80