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Spilaptera packardi Brongniart 1885 (winged insect)

Insecta - Palaeodictyoptera - Spilapteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 208344

Full reference: C. Brongniart. 1885. Les insectes fossiles des terrains primaires. Coup d'oeil rapide sur la fauna entomologique des terrains paléozoïques. Bulletin de la Société des Amis des Sciences Naturelles de Rouen 21(3):50-68

Belongs to Spilaptera according to J. Kukalová 1969

Sister taxa: Spilaptera americana, Spilaptera libelluloides, Spilaptera splendens, Spilaptera tanaica, Spilaptera venusta

Type specimen: MNHN.F.R51082, a forewing. Its type locality is Commentry (MNHN Brongniart coll), which is in a Gzhelian lacustrine deltaic shale in the Commentry Shales Formation of France.

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Average measurements (in mm): forewing 53.0 x 16.5