Mendozachorista

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Mendozachorista
Temporal range: Late Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: incertae sedis
Family: Mendozachoristidae
Brauckmann et al., 2010
Genus: Mendozachorista
Brauckmann et al., 2010
Species: M. volkheimeri
Binomial name
Mendozachorista volkheimeri
Brauckmann et al., 2010

Mendozachorista is an extinct genus of insect which existed in Argentina during the late Triassic period.[1] It was named by Carsten Brauckmann, Oscar F. Gallego, Norbert Hauschke, Rafael G. Martins-Neto, Elke Groening, Jan-M. Ilger and María B. Lara in 2010, and the type and only species is Mendozachorista volkheimeri. It is known only from an impression of a Mecopterida-like wing.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carsten Brauckmann, Oscar F. Gallego, Norbert Hauschke, Rafael G. Martins-Neto, Elke Groening, Jan-M. Ilger & María B. Lara (2010). "First Late Triassic record of a paleoentomofauna from South America (Malargüe Basin, Mendoza Province, Argentina)". Acta Geologica Sinica 84 (4): 915–924. doi:10.1111/j.1755-6724.2010.00230.x.