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Sphenoptera metallica

Insecta - Coleoptera - Buprestidae

Taxonomy
Sphenoptera metallica was named by Meunier (1921). Its type specimen is 714, an exoskeleton, and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Grube Messel Pit (Museum Darmstadt Collection), which is in a MP 11 crater lake claystone in the Messel Formation of Germany.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1921Sphenoptera metallica Meunier p. 9 fig. 14

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
RankNameAuthor
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
Coleopterida
orderColeoptera
suborderPolyphagaEmery 1886
infraorderElateriformiaCrowson 1960
superfamilyBuprestoidea
familyBuprestidae()
subfamilyChrysochroinaeLaporte 1835
tribeSphenopteriniLacordaire 1857
genusSphenopteraDejean 1833
speciesmetallica

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available