Agetopanorpa similis Riek 1973 (scorpionfly)

Insecta - Mecoptera - Permochoristidae

Alternative combinations: Agetochorista similis, Agetochoristella similis

Full reference: E. F. Riek. 1973. Fossil insects from the Upper Permian of Natal, South Africa. Annals of the Natal Museum 21(3):513-532

Belongs to Agetopanorpa according to V. G. Novokshonov 1997

See also Riek 1973, van Dijk and Geertsema 1999 and Willmann 1978

Sister taxa: Agetopanorpa adscita, Agetopanorpa breviuscula, Agetopanorpa consueta, Agetopanorpa danili, Agetopanorpa deceptoria, Agetopanorpa dubia, Agetopanorpa elongata, Agetopanorpa fasciata, Agetopanorpa intermedia, Agetopanorpa kungurica, Agetopanorpa letopalae, Agetopanorpa maculata, Agetopanorpa mica, Agetopanorpa obsoleta, Agetopanorpa ornata, Agetopanorpa permiana, Agetopanorpa punctata, Agetopanorpa sarbalensis, Agetopanorpa tillyardi, Agetopanorpa tillyardiana, Agetopanorpa triassica

Type specimen: N-MN2ab, a wing. Its type locality is Mooi River Locality, which is in a Changhsingian delta plain shale in South Africa.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Mooi River Locality

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