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Chalscelio orapa Rasnitsyn and Brothers 2007 (wasp)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Jurapriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 203479

Chalscelio orapa Rasnitsyn & Brothers, gen. et sp. n.: (1) Holotype, BP/2/26990a and b/6, part and counterpart (slightly different scales); (2) Composite drawing; wing veins labelled conventionally. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Full reference: A. P. Rasnitsyn and D. J. Brothers. 2007. Two new hymenopteran fossils from the mid-Cretaceous of southern Africa (Hymenoptera: Jurapriidae, Evaniidae). African Invertebrates 48(1):193-202

Belongs to Chalscelio according to A. P. Rasnitsyn and D. J. Brothers 2007

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: BP/2/26990, an exoskeleton (complete female). Its type locality is Orapa (Bernard Price Institute), which is in a Turonian lacustrine - large mudstone in Botswana.

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Average measurements (in mm): body length 2.20, forewing length 1.20