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Westphalomerope maryvonneae Nel et al. 2007 (scorpionfly)

Insecta - Mecoptera - Protomeropidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 211717

Full reference: A. Nel, P. Roques, P. Nel, J. Prokop, and J. S. Steyer. 2007. The earliest holometabolous insect from the Carboniferous: a "crucial" innovation with delayed success (Insecta Protomeropina Protomeropidae). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 43(3):349-355

Belongs to Westphalomerope according to A. Nel et al. 2007

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MNHN-LP-R.55181, a hindwing. Its type locality is Bruay-la-Bussière, Pas-de-Calais, which is in a Westphalian A terrestrial shale in France.


Average measurements (in mm): hindwing 4.80 x 1.90