Renphasma

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Renphasma
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
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Holotype
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Phasmatodea
Family: Susumaniidae
Subfamily: Susumaniinae
Genus: Renphasma
Nel & Delfosse, 2011
Species: R. sinica
Binomial name
Renphasma sinica
Nel & Delfosse, 2011

Renphasma is an extinct genus of stick insect which existed in what is now China during the early Cretaceous period.[1] It was named by André Nel and Emmanuel Delfosse in 2011, and the type species is Renphasma sinica.[1] The generic name refers to Dr. Ren Dong, while the specific name refers to Sinica, the Latin name for China.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c André Nel & Emmanuel Delfosse (2011). "A new Chinese Mesozoic stick insect". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 56 (2): 429–432. doi:10.4202/app.2009.1108.