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Cretoscelis burmitica Grimaldi and Engel 2006 (booklouse)

Insecta - Pterygota - Liposcelididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 219346

Full reference: D. Grimaldi and M. S. Engel. 2006. Fossil Liposcelididae and the lice ages (Insecta: Psocodea). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 273:625-633

Belongs to Cretoscelis according to E. L. Mockford et al. 2013

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: AMNH Bu912, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Burmese amber (AMNH collection), which is in a Cenomanian terrestrial amber in Myanmar.


Average measurements (in mm): body length 1.21, forewing 1.22 x 0.42