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Lithochromus gardneri Scudder 1890 (milkweed bug)

Insecta - Protostomia

PaleoDB taxon number: 208483

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 Lithochromus according to S. H. Scudder 1890

Sister taxa: Lithochromus extraneus, Lithochromus mortuarius, Lithochromus obstrictus

Type specimen: MCZ 760, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Average measurements (in mm): body 5.00 x 2.00