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Siphonophoroides gillettei Cockerell 1908 (aphid)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Aphididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 296839

UCM-4530

Alternative combination: Anconatus gillettei

Full reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1908. Fossil Aphididae from Florissant, Colorado. Nature 78:318-319

Belongs to Siphonophoroides according to O. E. Heie and P. Wegierek 2011

Sister taxa: Siphonophoroides antiqua, Siphonophoroides breineri, Siphonophoroides burholti, Siphonophoroides lassa, Siphonophoroides madseni, Siphonophoroides magnalata, Siphonophoroides orapaensis, Siphonophoroides pennatus, Siphonophoroides simplex

Type specimen: UCM-4530, an exoskeleton (body with wings). Its type locality is Florissant, Station 13B, which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body length 5.60, fore tibia length 2.50, wing length 9.00