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Ochlerotatus protolepis Cockerell 1915

PaleoDB taxon number: 403831

Alternative combinations: Aedes protolepis, Culex protolepis

Synonym: Culex petrifactellus Cockerell 1915 (taxon 222035)

Full reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1915. British fossil insects. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 49:469-499

Belongs to Ochlerotatus according to R. Szadziewski 2019

Sister taxon: Ochlerotatus serafini

Type specimens:

  • Ochlerotatus protolepis: USNM 61429, a wing. Its type locality is Bembridge Marls (Brodie coll), which is in a Priabonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Bouldnor Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Culex petrifactellus: USNM 61432, a wing. Its type locality is Bembridge Marls (Brodie coll), which is in a Priabonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Bouldnor Formation of the United Kingdom.

Average measurements (in mm): wing 2.80 x 0.64