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Nymphalites obscurus Scudder 1889 (brush-footed butterfly)

Insecta - Lepidoptera - Nymphalidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 245026

Alternative combination: Nymphalites obscurum

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1889. The fossil butterflies of Florissant. Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior 8(1):433-475

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

Sister taxa: Nymphalites atavus, Nymphalites scudderi, Nymphalites zeuneri

Type specimen: MCZ 7768, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body length 18.0, forewing length 31.5