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    Tibicina haematodes foss. Scopoli, 1763


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    Taxonomy

    Cicada

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
    Order: Hemiptera
    Family: Cicadidae
    Genus: Tibicina
    Species: T. haematodes foss.
    Author Citation Scopoli, 1763

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Neogene
    Epoch: Pliocene
    Age: Piacenzian

    Stratigraphy

    Willershausen Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: T. Bastelberger
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Length: 4cm

    Location

    Willershausen a. Harz
    Lower Saxony
    Germany

    Comments

    The wing venation of this fossil cicada is indistinguishable  from that of a recent Tibicina haematodes, hence Tibicina haematodes foss. Scopoli, 1763.

    Tibicina_haematodes.jpg

    A recent Tibicina haematodes (taken from Wikipedia, own work by Dodoni, 1. 10. 2007)

     

     

    Lit.:
    Wagner, W.: Die Singzikaden (Homoptera, Cicadidae) aus dem Pliozän von Willershausen/Westharz. Bericht der Naturhistorischen Gesellschaft Hannover, Jahrgang 1967, Band 111
    Wagner, W.: Eine afrikanische Schaumzikade, Ptyelus grossus Fabricius, 1781 fossilis aus dem Pliozän von Willershausen (Homoptera, Aphrophoridae). Berichte der Naturhistorischen Gesellschaft Hannover, Beiheft 6, 1968

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