Leptosalda niarchos Grimaldi and Engel 2013 (spiny-legged bug)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Leptopodidae

Full reference: D. A. Grimaldi and M. S. Engel. 2013. Systematic paleontology, in Bugs in the biogeography: Leptosaldinae (Heteroptera: Leptopodidae) in amber from the Miocene of Hispaniola and Eocene of India. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 86:226-243

Belongs to Leptosalda according to D. A. Grimaldi and M. S. Engel 2013

Sister taxa: Leptosalda chiapensis, Leptosalda dominicana

Type specimen: AMNH DR14-58, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Dominican amber (AMNH coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the Dominican Republic.


Distribution: found only at Dominican amber (AMNH coll)

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