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Daiopterix rasnitsyni Skalski, 1984

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Daiopterix rasnitsyni Skalski, 1984: 389-392
Type locality: Transbaykal, Glushkovskaya series, Lower Cretaceous, Aptian
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


Photographs and drawings after Skalski (1984)      
Picture from: LepTree Team (creative commons)
Detailed view


The species is known only from the type specimen from the Glushkovskaya series in Transbaykal.

Worth knowing:

The age of the fossil has been estimated to be between 125 - 112 Ma (Grimaldi 1999).


Grimaldi, D. 1999. The Co-Radiations of Pollinating Insects and Angiosperms in the Cretaceous. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 373-406.
Kozlov, M. V. 1989. New Upper Jurasic and Lower Cretaceous Lepidoptera (Papilionida). Palaeontological Journal 4: 34-39. [Translated from: Novyye cheshuyekrylyye (Papilionida) iz verkney yury i nizhnego mela. Palaeont. zhur., No. 4, pp. 37-42, 1989.]
LepTree Team 2010. Accessed Apr 08, 2010 at http://www.leptree.net/diop_rasni.
Skalski, A. W. 1984. A new Lower Cretaceous Lepidoptera. Bull. Polish Acad. Sci. Biol. Sci., 32 (11/12): 389-392.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2010.04.08
Kurz Michael: 2010.05.11
not reviewed