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Spilaptera splendens Prokop et al. 2014 (winged insect)

Insecta - Palaeodictyoptera - Spilapteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 290755

Full reference: J. Prokop, P. Roques, and A. Nel. 2014. New non-holometabolous insects from the Pennsylvanian of the Avion locality in Pas-de-Calais, France (Insecta: 'Exopterygota'). Alcheringa 38:155-169

Belongs to Spilaptera according to J. Prokop et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Spilaptera americana, Spilaptera libelluloides, Spilaptera packardi, Spilaptera tanaica, Spilaptera venusta

Type specimen: MNHN Avion 11, a forewing. Its type locality is Terril No 7, Avion, which is in a Westphalian C/Westphalian D terrestrial shale in France.

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Average measurements (in mm): forewing 43.0 x 13.5