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Epicaerus saxatilis

Insecta - Coleoptera - Curculionidae

Taxonomy
Eudiagogus saxatilis was named by Scudder (1876). It is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Petrified fish cut (Richardson Coll), which is in a Bridgerian lacustrine - large diatomite/shale in the Green River Formation of Wyoming.

It was considered a nomen dubium by Yunakov and Kirejtshuk (2011); it was recombined as Epicaerus saxatilis by Scudder (1878), Scudder (1890), Scudder (1893) and Legalov (2015).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1876Eudiagogus saxatilis Scudder p. 84
1878Epicaerus saxatilis Scudder p. 765
1890Epicaerus saxatilis Scudder p. 478 figs. Pl 8 figs 33, 34, 36
1893Epicaerus saxatilis Scudder p. 32
2015Epicaerus saxatilis Legalov p. 1493

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
CercophoraBörner 1904
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
RankNameAuthor
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
Coleopterida
orderColeoptera
suborderPolyphagaEmery 1886
infraorderCucujiformiaLameere 1938
Phytophaga
superfamilyCurculionoidea
familyCurculionidae()
subfamilyEntiminaeSchoenherr 1823
tribeGeonemini()
genusEpicaerusSchoenherr 1834
speciessaxatilis()

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