ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Siphonophoroides simplex Buckton 1883 (aphid)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Aphididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 207923

Alternative combination: Tephraphis simplex

Synonyms: Aphidopsis emaciata Scudder 1890 (no. 207930), Tephraphis walshii Scudder 1890 (no. 207925)

Full reference: G. B. Buckton. 1883. Monograph of the British Aphides, Vol IV 1-228

Belongs to Siphonophoroides according to C. Favret 2012

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

Type specimens:

  • Siphonophoroides simplex: 519, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.
  • Aphidopsis emaciata: 6405, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant, uppermost layers (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.
  • Tephraphis walshii: 8085, a wing (four overlapping wings poorly preserved). 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 length 3.05, forewing length 3.35, wing length 3.62