Electrobates spinipes Andersen and Poinar 1992 (water strider)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Gerridae

Full reference: N. M. Andersen and G. O. Poinar. 1992. Phylogeny and classification of an extinct water strider genus (Hemiptera, Gerridae) from Dominican amber, with evidence of mate guarding in a fossil insect. Zeitschrift für Zoologische Systematik und Evolutionforschung 30:256-267

Belongs to Electrobates according to N. M. Andersen 2001

See also Andersen 1998 and Andersen and Poinar 1992

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Its type locality is Dominican amber, El Valle locality (Poinar coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the La Toca Formation of the Dominican Republic

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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