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Tarwinia australis Jell and Duncan 1986 (flea)

Insecta - Siphonaptera - Tarwiniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 277014

Full reference: P. A. Jell and P. M. Duncan. 1986. Invertebrates, mainly insects, from the freshwater, Lower Cretaceous, Koonwarra Fossil Bed (Korumburra Group), South Gippsland, Victoria. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 3:111-205

Belongs to Tarwinia according to D. Y. Huang 2015

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: NMVP26202, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is NMVPL425, Koonwarra, which is in an Aptian pond claystone/siltstone in Australia.

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Average measurements (in mm): body length 7.00