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Pompilopterus difficilis Rasnitsyn and Jarzembowski 1998 (apoid wasp)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Angarosphecidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 216327

Full reference: A. P. Rasnitsyn and E. A. Jarzembowski. 1998. Systematic part, in Wasps (Insecta: Vespida = Hymenoptera) from the Purbeck and Wealden (Lower Cretaceous) of southern England and their biostratigraphical and palaeoenvironmental significance. Cretaceous Research 19:329-391

Belongs to Pompilopterus according to A. P. Rasnitsyn and E. A. Jarzembowski 1998

Sister taxa: Pompilopterus ciliatus, Pompilopterus corpus, Pompilopterus keymerensis, Pompilopterus leei, Pompilopterus montsecensis, Pompilopterus noguerensis, Pompilopterus wimbledoni, Pompilopterus worssami

Type specimen: BMNH In.59222, a forewing. Its type locality is Durlston Bay, Swanage, Lulworth Formation (NHM collection), which is in a Berriasian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom.


Average measurements (in mm): forewing length 5.55