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A guide to the fossil invertebrate animals in the Department of geology and palaeontology in the British museum (Natural history) (1907) (14779337355)

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A guide to the fossil invertebrate animals in the Department of geology and palaeontology in the British museum (Natural history) (1907) (14779337355)

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Extinct cockroaches, left: Etoblattina mazona, right: Progonoblattina helvetica
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Title: A guide to the fossil invertebrate animals in the Department of geology and palaeontology in the British museum (Natural history)
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Geology Bather, Francis Arthur, 1863-
Subjects: Fossils
Publisher: London, Printed by order of the Trustees
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library



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menoptera, including bees, wasps, ants, and gall-flies,are represented by ants in the Lias, but are mostly found inlater Tertiary beds. In the British series, the Orthoptera of the Coal Table-Measures include forms allied to cockroaches, among whichthe specimens of EteoUattina (Fig. 52) and LeptoUattinaare noteworthy. Nodules of the same age contain wings ofthe ^Qwco^iQx^ Lithosialis (Fig. 53 a), Brodiea, showing bandsof colour (Fig. 53 and Lithomantis with its expanded pro-thorax (Fig. 54), formerly considered an ally of the recentpraying insect Mantis. The insects found in Liassic rocksare for the most part small and insignificant, but there is amoderate-sized dragon-fly, Lihellula, from both Lower andUpper Lias, and from the Lower Lias of Barrow-on-Soarnear Leicester comes a ISTeuropteron allied to the white antsand called Pcdaeotermes. Elytra of beetles, sometimes witha metallic lustre, are common in the Stonesfield Slate, 106 GUIDE TO THE FOSSIL INVERTEBRATE ANIMALS. GalleryVIII.
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a bFig. 52.—Cockroaches of the Coal Measures, a, Etohlattina mazona fromIllinois, enlarged 2 diameters. (After Scudder.) 6, restoration of Pro-gonohlattina helvetica from Switzerland. Natural size, (After Heer.)

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a guide to the fossil invertebrate animals in the department of geology and palaeontology in the british museum natural history 1907
a guide to the fossil invertebrate animals in the department of geology and palaeontology in the british museum natural history 1907