Insecta

  • Insect fossil
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Insect fossil
  • Various mosquitoes
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Various mosquitoes from the 18-inch layer of the FBM. Left) Specimen number FMNH PE60949 with a body length of 5 millimeters from FBM Locality A. Middle) Specimen number FMNH PE60990 wuth a body length of 7 millimeters from FBM Locality E. Right) Specimen number FMNH PE61050 from FBM Locality A.
Catalog Number: PE 61018
Taxonomic Name: Insecta
FM Catalog: Fossil Invertebrates
Object Kind: Hand Specimen
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Period: Paleogene
Earliest Epoch: Eocene
Earliest Age: Early Eocene / Wasatchian
Formation: Green River
Member: Fossil Butte
Coordinates Available?: Yes
Country: United States of America
State/Province/Territory: Wyoming
County: Lincoln
Township: Kemmerer
EMu IRN: 2203591
Occurrence ID: c98d7fb4-5246-47b9-abab-c891f1d4ffa6

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