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Dracaphis angustata Hong et al. 2009 (aphid)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Dracaphididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 222916

Full reference: Y. C. Hong, Z. J. Zhang, X. R. Guo and O. E. Heie. 2009. A new species representing the oldest aphid (Hemiptera, Aphidomorpha) from the Middle Triassic of China. Journal of Paleontology 83:826-831

Belongs to Dracaphis according to O. E. Heie and P. Wegierek 2011

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: GMC TH00-2/079, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Tongchuan, which is in a Ladinian lacustrine mudstone in the Tongchuan Formation of China.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 11.4 x 3.4, forewing 4.00 x 1.70