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Panorpidium minima

Insecta - Orthoptera - Elcanidae

Elcana minima was named by Handlirsch (1906). Its type specimen is MBI 25.1ab, a forewing, and it is an impression. Its type locality is Dobbertin (Naturkundemuseum Coll.), which is in a Toarcian offshore claystone in Germany.

It was recombined as Panorpidium minima by Eades et al. (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1865Calotermes maculatus Heer p. 86 figs. Pl 7, fig 7
1906Elcana gracilis Handlirsch pp. 418-419 figs. Pl 39 fig 47
1906Elcana halophila Handlirsch p. 418 figs. Pl 39 fig 45
1906Elcana latior Handlirsch p. 418 figs. Pl 39 fig 46
1906Elcana maculata Handlirsch p. 418
1906Elcana saliens Handlirsch p. 418 figs. Pl 39 fig 44
1906Elcana tennis Handlirsch p. 418 figs. Pl 39 fig 43
1906Elcana dobbertiniana Handlirsch p. 419 figs. Pl 39 fig 51
1906Elcana minima Handlirsch p. 419 figs. Pl. 39 fig. 50
1906Elcana parvula Handlirsch p. 419 figs. Pl 39 fig 49
1906Elcana gracillima Handlirsch p. 420 figs. Pl 39 fig 52
1906Elcana pullula Handlirsch p. 420 figs. Pl. 39 fig. 54
1906Elcana triquetra Handlirsch p. 420 figs. Pl 39 fig 53
1939Elcana grasseliana Handlirsch
1939Elcana brunsvicensis Handlirsch p. 37
1939Elcana grasseliana Handlirsch p. 37
1939Elcana angustipennis Handlirsch p. 45 figs. Pl 3 fig 46
1939Elcana agilis Handlirsch p. 46 figs. Pl 3 fig 38
1939Elcana modesta Handlirsch p. 46 figs. Pl 3 fig 43
1939Elcana longicosta Handlirsch p. 47 figs. Pl 3 fig 47
1939Elcana pygmaea Handlirsch p. 48 figs. Pl 3 fig 51
1939Elcana lugubris Handlirsch p. 49 figs. Pl 3 fig 52
1953Elcana grasseliana Bode
1953Elcana minima Bode
1953Elcana pullula Bode
1953Elcana bisinflexa Bode p. 75 figs. Pl. 4, fig. 39
1953Elcana novemmaculata Bode p. 75 figs. Pl. 4, fig. 40
1953Elcana planta Bode p. 76 figs. Pl. 4, fig. 41
1953Elcana praetruncata Bode p. 77 figs. Pl. 4, fig. 42
1953Elcana incurvata Bode p. 78 figs. Pl. 4, fig. 43
1953Elcana bialata Bode p. 87 figs. Pl. 4, fig. 57
1953Elcana hirundo Bode p. 88 figs. Pl. 4, fig. 59
1953Elcana continentalis Bode p. 91 figs. Pl. 4, fig. 63
1953Elcana simplicissima Bode p. 92 figs. Pl. 4, fig. 66
1987Elcana minima Zessin p. 33
2012Panorpidium minima Eades et al.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
PolyneopteraMartynov 1938
superorderOrthopteridaBoudreaux 1979
suborderEnsiferaChopard 1920

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.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: chitinsubo
Ontogeny: moltingsubo
Grouping: gregarioussubo
Environment: terrestrialsubo
Locomotion: fast-movingsubo
Life habit: ground dwellingsubo
Diet: herbivoresubo
Vision: well-developedsubo
Reproduction: oviparoussubo
Dispersal: direct/internalsubo
Dispersal 2: mobilesubo
Created: 2011-07-02 09:58:43
Modified: 2011-07-01 18:58:43
Source: subo = suborder
Reference: Tillyard 1921

Age range: base of the Angulata to the top of the Early/Lower Toarcian or 201.30000 to 182.00000 Ma

Collections (16 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Angulata201.3 - 196.5Switzerland Calotermes maculatus (131766)
Early/Lower Toarcian183.0 - 182.0Germany (Niedersachsen) Elcana bialata, Elcana simplicissima (107323) Elcana bisinflexa, Elcana grasseliana (107556) Elcana hirundo, Elcana continentalis (107555) Elcana minima (114995) Elcana minima, Elcana praetruncata (105002) Elcana minima, Elcana pullula (107552) Elcana novemmaculata, Elcana planta, Elcana incurvata (107321)
Early/Lower Toarcian183.0 - 182.0Germany Elcana minima (114991) Elcana pullula, Elcana halophila, Elcana latior, Elcana parvula, Elcana gracillima, Elcana triquetra (123987)
Early/Lower Toarcian183.0 - 182.0Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) Elcana minima (114992 114993 114994)
Toarcian182.7 - 174.1Germany Elcana minima (104056) Elcana minima, Elcana grasseliana, Elcana gracilis, Elcana dobbertiniana, Elcana brunsvicensis, Elcana agilis, Elcana modesta, Elcana angustipennis, Elcana longicosta, Elcana pygmaea, Elcana lugubris (type locality: 114990) Elcana tennis, Elcana saliens (131767)