PaleoDB taxon number: 212976
Full reference: J. Y. Miller and F. M. Brown. 1989. A new Oligocene fossil butterfly, Vanessa amerindica (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), from the Florissant Formation, Colorado. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 126:1-9
Sister taxon: Vanessa fossilis
Type specimen: UF 21099, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant, southwestern portion, which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.
Average measurements (in mm): forewing length 27.0, hindwing length 24.5