Palaeopsychops maculatus Andersen 2001 (giant lacewing)

Insecta - Neuroptera - Polystoechotidae

Full reference: S. Andersen. 2001. Silky lacewings (Neuroptera: Psychopsidae) from the Eocene-Paleocene transition of Denmark with a review of the fossil record and comments on phylogeny and zoogeography. Insect Systematics & Evolution 32:419-438

Belongs to Palaeopsychops according to S. B. Archibald and V. N. Makarkin 2006

Sister taxa: Palaeopsychops abruptus, Palaeopsychops angustifasciatus, Palaeopsychops dodgeorum, Palaeopsychops douglasae, Palaeopsychops latifasciatus, Palaeopsychops marringerae, Palaeopsychops quadratus, Palaeopsychops setosus, Palaeopsychops timmi

Type specimen: GMUC 298, a hindwing. Its type locality is Between layers +25 & +30 Ejerslev Molergrav, Mors, which is in a Ypresian offshore ramp diatomite/volcaniclastic in the Fur Formation of Denmark.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Between layers +25 & +30 Ejerslev Molergrav, Mors

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