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Exaeretoptera fosteri

Insecta - Orthoptera - Exaeretopteridae

Discussion

Dubious specimen that may not be an insect at all (or even a fossil)

Taxonomy
Exaeretoptera fosteri was named by Pierce (1944). Its type specimen is LACM S9005, a tegmen, and it is an impression. Its type locality is South of abandoned pier at Fort MacArthur, which is in a Tortonian offshore shale in the Monterey Formation of California. It is the type species of Exaeretoptera.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1944Exaeretoptera fosteri Pierce p. 15 figs. Pl 5; pl 6

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
CercophoraBörner 1904
classInsecta
RankNameAuthor
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
PolyneopteraMartynov 1938
superorderOrthopteridaBoudreaux 1979
orderOrthoptera
superfamilyExaeretopteroidea
familyExaeretopteridae
genusExaeretoptera
speciesfosteri

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