Aphthoroblattina

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Apthoroblattina is an extinct genus of primitive cockroaches from the Carboniferous period. Fossils of the genus have been found in England, Wales, the United States, and Russia.[1] The paratype specimen for the species, A. johnsoni, is recorded to have a total length of 43 cm and a width of 38 cm,[2] while the type specimens of A. sulcata is noted to have been up to 45 mm in length and 25 mm in width if complete.[3]

Apthoroblattina
Temporal range: Pennsylvanian
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Apthoroblattina

Handlirsch, 1906
Species
  • A. carbonis
  • A. eggintoni
  • A. fascigera
  • A. handlirschi
  • A. irregularis
  • A. johnsoni
  • A. sulcata

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ EDNA Fossil Insect Database
  2. ^ Bolton, Herbert (2008) [1921]. A Monograph Of The Fossil Insects Of The British Coal Measures. Kraus Press. ISBN 978-0-548-91861-6.
  3. ^ Bolton, Herbert (1911). "On a Collection of Insect-Remains from the South Wales Coalfield". Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. 67 (1–4): 149–173. doi:10.1144/GSL.JGS.1911.067.01-04.06.