Field of Science

Name That Bug # 4

Another fossil for you all. Scale bar is five millimetres; attribution, as always, to follow.

Update: Identity now available here. Photo from Bechly (2007).

1 comment:

  1. My first thought was that its a beetle, then I noticed it had a little remnant veination at the tips of its elytra. Also it has large cerci. So I'm pretty sure is a umenocoleid roach, very probably Ponopterix axelrodi from the Crato Formation (or is it Santana Formation? - I'm not sure). Once again a big hat tip to Grimaldi and Engel (one of the best natural history books EVER) which can make a dumbass vertebrate palaeontologist seem like an expert entomologist.


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