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Macropunctum messelense

Insecta - Coleoptera - Elateridae

Taxonomy
Macropunctum messelensis was named by Tröster (1991). Its type specimen is SMF MeI 2392, an exoskeleton, and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Grube Messel Pit, grid square E11, 5.06-5.71 m below alpha, which is in a MP 11 crater lake claystone in the Messel Formation of Germany. It is the type species of Macropunctum.

It was corrected as Macropunctum messelense by Wappler (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1991Macropunctum messelensis Tröster p. 106 figs. 4-7
2003Macropunctum messelense Wappler p. 89 figs. Pl 10 fig c

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota()
RankNameAuthor
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
Coleopterida
orderColeoptera
suborderPolyphagaEmery 1886
infraorderElateriformiaCrowson 1960
superfamilyElateroidea
familyElateridae
subfamilyAgrypninae()
tribeAgrypnini
genusMacropunctum
speciesmesselense()

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: MP 13 or 48.60000 to 40.40000 Ma

Collections (9 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
MP 1148.6 - 40.4Germany (Hessen) Macropunctum messelensis (139217 139219 162178 162179 162180 162181 162182 163336)
MP 1348.6 - 40.4Germany (Eifel) Macropunctum messelense (24201)