Panorpidium lithophila Germar 1842 (grasshopper)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Elcanidae

Alternative combination: Asilicus lithophilus

Full reference: E. F. Germar. 1842. Beschreibung einiger neuen fossilen Insecten I. in den lithographischen Schiefern von Bayern und II. im Schieferthon des Steinkohlen-Gebirges von Wettin. Beitr├Ąge zur Petrefacten-Kunde 5:79-94

Belongs to Panorpidium according to D. C. Eades et al. 2012

See also Carpenter 1932, Germar 1842, Handlirsch 1906, Weyenbergh 1869 and Zessin 1987

Sister taxa: Panorpidium beyrichi, Panorpidium bimaculatum, Panorpidium deichmuelleri, Panorpidium geinitzi, Panorpidium lata, Panorpidium liasina, Panorpidium longicornis, Panorpidium magna, Panorpidium media, Panorpidium mesostena, Panorpidium minima, Panorpidium minuta, Panorpidium oppenheimi, Panorpidium parvum, Panorpidium phyllophora, Panorpidium plagiatus, Panorpidium proximum, Panorpidium reticulata, Panorpidium sibirica, Panorpidium tessellatum, Panorpidium westwoodi, Panorpidium yixianensis, Elcana (Clathrotermes), Elcana lithophila, Elcana plagiata, Calotermes troglodytes

Type specimen: 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

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at Solnhofen (BSPGM Munich coll)

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