Paleomastacris ambarinus Perez et al. 1997 (grasshopper)

Insecta - Orthoptera

Full reference: D. E. Perez, B. Hierro, G. O. Dominici and D. Otte. 1997. New Eumastacid Grasshopper Taxa (Orthoptera: Eumastacidae: Episactinae) from Hispaniola, Including a Fossil New Genus and Species from Dominican Amber. Journal of Orthoptera Research (6)139-151

Belongs to Paleomastacris according to D. E. Perez-Gelabert 2002

See also Perez et al. 1997

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: No. DR-10-1795, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Dominican amber (AMNH coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the Dominican Republic.

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling grazer-herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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