Elcana lithophila Germar 1842 (grasshopper)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Elcanidae

Alternative combination: Assilicus lithophilus

Synonyms: Acheta quaerula Weyenbergh 1869, Elcana amanda Hagen 1862, Elcana quaerula Weyenbergh 1869, Locusta amanda Hagen 1862

Full reference: E. F. Germar. 1842. Beschreibung einiger neuen fossilen Insecten I. in den lithographischen Schiefern von Bayern und II. im Schieferthon des Steinkohlen-Gebirges von Wettin. Beitr├Ąge zur Petrefacten-Kunde 5:79-94

Belongs to Elcana according to W. Zessin 1987

See also Carpenter 1932, Deichm├╝ller 1886, Hagen 1862, Handlirsch 1906, Oppenheim 1888, Scudder 1885, Weyenbergh 1869 and Zeuner 1939

Sister taxa: Panorpidium beyrichi, Panorpidium bimaculatum, Panorpidium deichmuelleri, Panorpidium geinitzi, Panorpidium lata, Panorpidium liasina, Panorpidium lithophila, Panorpidium longicornis, Panorpidium magna, Panorpidium media, Panorpidium mesostena, Panorpidium minima, Panorpidium minuta, Panorpidium oppenheimi, Panorpidium parvum, Panorpidium phyllophora, Panorpidium plagiatus, Panorpidium proximum, Panorpidium reticulata, Panorpidium sibirica, Panorpidium tessellatum, Panorpidium westwoodi, Panorpidium yixianensis, Elcana (Clathrotermes), Elcana plagiata, Calotermes troglodytes

Type specimens:

  • Elcana lithophila: Its type locality is Solnhofen (BSPGM Munich coll), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany
  • Elcana amanda:
  • Elcana quaerula: Its type locality is Solnhofen (Teyler Museum Collection), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Germany (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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