Aphanus contractus Theobald 1937 (milkweed bug)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Lygaeidae

Full reference: N. Theobald. 1937. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Bulletin Mensuel (Mémoires) de la Société des Sciences de Nancy 1:1-473

Belongs to Aphanus according to N. Theobald 1937

Sister taxa: Aphanus dilatatus, Aphanus murchisonae, Aphanus pulchellus, Pachymerus antiquus, Pachymerus heeri, Pachymerus senius, Pachymerus cruciatus, Pachymerus grassei, Pachymerus morio, Pachymerus coloratus, Pachymerus oblongus, Pachymerus bisignatus, Pachymerus obsoletus, Pachymerus detectus, Pachymerus petrensis

Type specimen: Bale Museum R 929(951), an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Kleinkembs, which is in an Oligocene lacustrine - large marl/limestone in the Salt Formation of Germany.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Oligocene of France (2 collections), Germany (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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