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Vanessa fossilis Nekrutenko 1965 (brush-footed butterfly)

Insecta - Lepidoptera - Nymphalidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 212981

Alternative combination: Pyrameis fossilis

Full reference: Y. P. Nekrutenko. 1965. Tertiary nymphalid butterflies and some phylogenetic aspects of systematic lepidopterology. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 4(3):149-158

Belongs to Vanessa according to J. Y. Miller and F. M. Brown 1989

Sister taxon: Vanessa amerindica

Type specimen: PIN 254/2753, a hindwing. Its type locality is Vishnevaya Balka creek, Karagan, Stavropol (PIN collection 254), which is in a Miocene lacustrine shale in the Karagan Formation of the Russian Federation.