Platychorista venosa Tillyard 1926 (scorpionfly)

Insecta - Mecoptera - Protomeropidae

Synonym: Protomerope permiana Tillyard 1926

Full reference: R. J. Tillyard. 1926. Kansas Permian Insects, Part 7: The Order Mecoptera. American Journal of Science, Series 5 11(62):133-164

Belongs to Platychorista according to R. Willmann 1978

See also Carpenter 1930 and Tillyard 1926

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Platychorista venosa: YPM 5067, a wing. Its type locality is Elmo, YPM 1921 collection, which is in an Artinskian pond limestone in the Wellington Formation of Kansas.
  • Protomerope permiana: YPM 5069, a forewing. Its type locality is Elmo, YPM 1921 collection, which is in an Artinskian pond limestone in the Wellington Formation of Kansas.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Permian of United States (2: Kansas collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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