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Prolibythea florissanti Scudder 1892 (snout butterfly)

Insecta - Lepidoptera - Nymphalidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 245007

Holotype
Holotype

Alternative combinations: Barbarothea florissanti, Libytheana florissanti

Synonym: Oligodonta florissantensis Brown 1976 (taxon 212985)

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1892. Some Insects of special interest from Florissant, Colorado and other points in the Tertiaries of Colorado and Utah. Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey 93:1-25

Belongs to Prolibythea according to R. de Jong 2017

Sister taxon: Prolibythea vagabunda

Type specimens:

  • Prolibythea florissanti: Its type locality is Florissant (Long collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado
  • Oligodonta florissantensis: UF 21998, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Singer Trench, Singer Ranch, Florissant, which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): antennae length 12.0, body length 26.0, forewing 27.5 x 16.5, hindwing 22.0 x 21.5