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Merrifieldia oligocenicus Bigot et al. 1986 (moth)

Insecta - Lepidoptera - Pterophoridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 233691

Alternative combination: Pterophorus oligocenicus

Full reference: L. Bigot, A. Nel, and J. Nel. 1986. Description de la première espèce fossile connue de Ptérophore (Lepidoptera Pterophoridae). Alexanor 14:283-288

Belongs to Merrifieldia according to J. C. Sohn et al. 2012

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Its type locality is Aix-en-Provence (MNHN Paris Coll), which is in a Chattian lacustrine - large limestone in the Niveau du gypse d'Aix Formation of France

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 6.90 x 1.00, forewing 8.40 x 7.80