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Saurophthirus longipes Ponomarenko 1976 (flea)

Insecta - Siphonaptera - Saurophthiridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 224593

Full reference: A. G. Ponomarenko. 1976. A New Insect from the Cretaceous of Transbaikalia, a Possible Parasite of Pterosaurians. Paleontological Journal 10(3):339-343

Belongs to Saurophthirus according to A. P. Rasnitsyn and O. D. Strelnikova 2018

Sister taxon: Saurophthirus exquisitus

Type specimen: PIN 3064/1898, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Baissa (PIN collection 3064), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large marl in the Zaza Formation of the Russian Federation.

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Average measurements (in mm): antennae length 1.60, body length 12.0, fore leg length 12.5, head length 4.20, hind leg length 17.0, middle leg length 14.0