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Prodryas persephone

Insecta - Lepidoptera - Nymphalidae

Discussion

One of the most amazing fossil insects, exhibits exceptional detail and clarity. This fossil is responsible for inspiring Frank M. Carpenter to become a paleoentomologist. Collected by the Mrs. Charlotte Hill a homesteader who helped discover many important fossils.

Taxonomy
Prodryas persephone was named by Scudder (1878). Its type specimen is MCZ 1, an exoskeleton (amazing specimen), and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1878Prodryas persephone Scudder pp. 524-526
1885Prodryas persephone Scudder p. 814 fig. 1092
1889Prodryas persephone Scudder p. 443 figs. Pl 52, figs 1-10

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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)
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
RankNameAuthor
Aparaglossata
Mecopterida
superorderAmphiesmenopteraHennig 1969
orderLepidoptera
suborderGlossata()
CoelolepidaNielsen and Kristensen 1996
MyoglossataKristensen and Nielsen 1981
NeolepidopteraPackard 1895
infraorderHeteroneuraTillyard 1918
EulepidopteraBorner 1939
DitrysiaBorner 1939
ApoditrysiaMinet 1983
ObtectomeraMinet 1986
superfamilyPapilionoidea
familyNymphalidaeSwainson 1837
subfamilyNymphalinaeSwinson 1827
genusProdryas
speciespersephone

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