Ponopterix maxima Bechly 2007 (cockroach)

Insecta - Blattodea - Ponopterixidae

Full reference: G. Bechly. 2007. Blattaria: cockroaches and roachoides. The Crato Fossil Beds of Brazil: Window into an Ancient World 239-249

Belongs to Ponopterix according to M. K. Hörnig et al. 2018

See also Bechly 2007, Lee 2016 and Nel et al. 2014

Sister taxon: Ponopterix axelrodi

Type specimen: SMNS 66332, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Crato (SMNS collection), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large carbonate in the Crato Formation of Brazil.



• Cretaceous of Brazil (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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