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Undopterix sukatshevae Skalski, 1979

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Undopterix sukatshevae Skalski, 1979a
Type locality: Transbaykal, Lower Cretaceous, Aptian
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


HOLOTYPE: Siberia, Unda      
Picture from: © Rasnitsyn & Quicke 2002
Detailed view


The species is known only from the single type specimen from the Lower Cretaceus from 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.
Rasnitsyn, A. P. & D. L. J. Quicke (eds.) (2002): History of Insects. xii + 517 pp. Dordrecht, Boston, London: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2010.03.08
Kurz Michael: 2010.05.12
not reviewed