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Xyela (Xyela) florissantensis Rasnitsyn 1995 (sawfly)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Xyelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 262656

Full reference: A. P. Rasnitsyn. 1995. Tertiary sawflies of the tribe Xyelini (Insecta: Vespida=Hymenoptera: Xyelidae) and their relationship to the Mesozoic and modern faunas. Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 450:1-14

Belongs to Xyela (Xyela) according to A. P. Rasnitsyn 1995

Sister taxa: Xyela (Xyela) angustipennis, Xyela (Xyela) julii, Xyela (Xyela) latipennis, Xyela (Xyela) magna, Xyela (Xyela) menelaus, Xyela (Xyela) micrura

Type specimen: USNM 127677, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (USNM Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.


Average measurements (in mm): body length 4.00, forewing length 3.80