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Xenozorotypus burmiticus Engel & Grimaldi 2002group is extinct

Michael S. Engel
Containing group: Zoraptera


The genus Xenozorotypus is the most plesiomorphic group of the order Zoraptera. The genus presently contains a single species, Xenozorotypus burmiticus, known only from an alate male preserved in middle Cretaceous (latest Albian or earliest Cenomanian) amber from Myanmar.


Engel, M. S., and D. A. Grimaldi. 2002. The first Mesozoic Zoraptera (Insecta). American Museum Novitates 3362: 1-20.

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Michael S. Engel
University of Kansas Natural History Museum, Lawrence, Kansas, USA

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