Mesephemera prisca Germar 1839

Insecta - Ephemerida - Mesephemeridae

Alternative combinations: Ephemera prisca, Sciara prisca

Synonyms: Anomalon palaeon Weyenbergh 1874, Ephemera speciosa Oppenheim 1888, Mesephemera palaeon Weyenbergh 1874, Mesephemera speciosa Oppenheim 1888

Full reference: E. F. Germar. 1839. Die versteinerten Insecten Solenhofens. Nova Acta Physico-Medica Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae Curiosorum 19(1):187-222

Belongs to Mesephemera according to R. Willmann 2007

See also Carpenter 1932, Demoulin 1955, Germar 1839, Hagen 1862, Handlirsch 1906, Oppenheim 1888, Ponomarenko 1985 and Weyenbergh 1874

Sister taxa: Mesephemera lithophila, Mesephemera procera

Type specimens:

  • Mesephemera prisca: Its type locality is Solnhofen (BSPGM Munich coll), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany
  • Mesephemera palaeon: TM 6534, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Solnhofen (Teyler Museum Collection), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Mesephemera speciosa: Its type locality is Solnhofen (BSPGM Munich coll), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Germany (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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