Panorpidium mesostena Handlirsch 1939 (grasshopper)

Insecta - Orthoptera - Elcanidae

Alternative combination: Elcana mesostena

Full reference: A. Handlirsch. 1939. Neue Untersuchungen über die fossilen Insekten mit Ergänzungen und Nachträgen sowie Ausblicken auf phylogenetische, palaeogeographische und allgemein biologische Probleme. II Teil. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 49:1-240

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

See also Handlirsch 1939 and Zessin 1987

Sister taxa: Panorpidium beyrichi, Panorpidium bimaculatum, Panorpidium deichmuelleri, Panorpidium geinitzi, Panorpidium lata, Panorpidium liasina, Panorpidium lithophila, Panorpidium longicornis, Panorpidium magna, Panorpidium media, 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 Dobbertin, Mecklenburg (Greifswald collection), which is in a Toarcian offshore claystone in Germany

Ecology: fast-moving ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution: found only at Dobbertin, Mecklenburg (Greifswald collection)

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