Subfamily Leptosaldinae Cobben 1971 (spiny-legged bug)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Leptopodidae

Synonyms: Palaeoleptidae Poinar 2009, Palaeoleptinae Poinar 2009

Full reference: R. H. Cobben. 1971. A fossil shore bug from Tertiary amber of Chiapas, Mexico (Heteroptera, Saldidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 63:49-56

Parent taxon: Leptopodidae according to J. Sun and J. Chen 2020

See also Cobben 1971, Grimaldi and Engel 2013, McKellar and Engel 2014, Poinar 2009, Popov and Heiss 2014, Popov and Heiss 2016, Szwedo 2018 and Zhang et al. 2013

Sister taxon: Leptopodinae

Subtaxa: Archaesalepta Cretaceomira Cretaleptus Grimaldinia Leptosalda Leptosaldinea Palaeoleptus

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (1 collection), Mexico (1)

• Eocene of India (1)

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Alberta), Myanmar (2)

Total: 6 collections including 9 occurrences

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