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Metachorus testudo

Insecta - Blattodea - Archimylacridae

Taxonomy
Promylacris testudo was named by Scudder (1890). Its type specimen is USNM 38158, an exoskeleton, and it is an impression. Its type locality is Mazon Creek (Columbia University collection), which is in a Westphalian D deltaic mudstone in the Carbondale Formation of Illinois.

It was recombined as Metachorus testudo by Handlirsch (1906), Handlirsch (1906), Handlirsch (1920) and Handlirsch (1922); it was recombined as Sooblatta testudo by Scudder (1890) and Schneider (1983).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1890Sooblatta testudo Scudder
1890Promylacris testudo Scudder p. 403 figs. Pl 32, fig 6
1895Promylacris testudo Scudder p. 49 figs. Pl II fig 2
1906Metachorus testudo Handlirsch p. 234 figs. Pl XXIV fig 16
1920Metachorus testudo Handlirsch p. 447
1922Metachorus testudo Handlirsch p. 148
1983Sooblatta testudo Schneider p. 112

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
RankNameAuthor
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota()
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
PolyneopteraMartynov 1938
superorderDictyopteraLatreille 1829
orderBlattodea(Latreille 1810)
familyArchimylacridae
genusMetachorus
speciestestudo()

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: chitinc
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilep
Created: 2017-04-17 09:56:18
Modified: 2017-04-17 09:56:18
Source: c = class, p = phylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Bush and Bambach 2015

Age range: Westphalian D or 311.45000 to 306.95000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Westphalian D311.45 - 306.95USA (Illinois) Promylacris testudo (21981 type locality: 122528)