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Halobates ruffoi Andersen et al. 1994 (sea skater)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Gerridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 209840

Full reference: N. M. Andersen, A. Farma, A. Minelli and G. Piccoli. 1994. A fossil Halobates from the Mediterranea and the origin of sea skaters (Hemiptera, Gerridae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 112(4):479-489

Belongs to Halobates according to N. M. Andersen 1998

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: IG 24536, an exoskeleton (Adult, wingless female). Its type locality is Pesciara di Bolca (Monte Bolca, Verona collection), which is in a Ypresian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Pesciara Formation of Italy.

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Average measurements (in mm): body 5.80 x 2.30