Sphenoptera metallica Meunier 1921 (metallic wood-boring beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Buprestidae

Full reference: F. Meunier. 1921. Die Insektenreste aus dem Lutetien von Messel bei Darmstadt. Abhandlungen der Hessischen geologischen Landesanstalt zu Darmstadt 7:2-15

Belongs to Sphenoptera according to F. Meunier 1921

Sister taxa: Sphenoptera bogatshevi, Sphenoptera eocaenica, Sphenoptera gigantea, Sphenoptera knopi, Sphenoptera lapidaria, Sphenoptera martynovi, Sphenoptera minuta

Type specimen: 714, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Grube Messel Pit (Museum Darmstadt Collection), which is in a MP 11 crater lake claystone in the Messel Formation of Germany.


Distribution: found only at Grube Messel Pit (Museum Darmstadt Collection)

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