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Zorotypus (Octozoros) acanthothorax Engel and Grimaldi 2002 (winged insect)

Insecta - Zoraptera - Zorotypidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 223115

Alternative combination: Zorotypus acanthothorax

Full reference: M. S. Engel and D. A. Grimaldi. 2002. The first Mesozoic Zoraptera (Insecta). American Museum Novitates 3362:1-20

Belongs to Zorotypus (Octozoros) according to M. S. Engel 2003

Sister taxa: Zorotypus (Octozoros) cenomanianus, Zorotypus (Octozoros) hirsutus, Zorotypus (Octozoros) hudae, Zorotypus (Octozoros) hukawngi, Zorotypus (Octozoros) nascimbenei, Zorotypus (Octozoros) pecten, Zorotypus (Octozoros) pusillus

Type specimen: AMNH Bu-966, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Burmese amber (AMNH collection), which is in a Cenomanian terrestrial amber in Myanmar.


Average measurements (in mm): body length 1.51, forewing length 1.67, hindwing length 1.52