Metachorus testudo Scudder 1890

Insecta - Blattodea - Archimylacridae

Alternative combination: Promylacris testudo

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1890. New types of cockroaches from the Carboniferous deposits of the United States. Memoirs of the Boston Society of Natural History 4(9):401-415

Belongs to Metachorus according to A. Handlirsch 1922

See also Handlirsch 1906, Handlirsch 1906, Handlirsch 1920, Schneider 1983, Scudder 1890 and Scudder 1895

Sister taxon: Metachorus striolatus

Type specimen: USNM 38158, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Mazon Creek (Columbia University collection), which is in a Westphalian D deltaic mudstone in the Carbondale Formation of Illinois.


• Carboniferous of United States (2: Illinois collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details

Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.