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Eophyllium messelensis Wedmann et al. 2007 (true leaf insect)

Insecta - Phasmatodea - Phylliidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 92572

Full reference: S. Wedmann, S. Bradler, and J. Rust. 2007. The first fossil leaf insect: 47 million years of specialized cryptic morphology and behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(2):565-569

Belongs to Eophyllium according to S. Wedmann et al. 2007

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MeI 12560, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Grube Messel grid square E8/9, 1.5-2.5 m above alpha marker, which is in a MP 11 crater lake claystone in the Messel Formation of Germany.