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Label for type specimen of T. permianus in Texas Memorial Museum.Images of the type specimen of Tupus permianus Sellards 1906

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Last Updated 11 February 2002

Thanks to Dr. Chris Durden, Curator at the Texas Memorial Museum, for allowing me to work in the fossil insect collection during July, 2001.  Many of Sellards' specimens from the Elmo, Kansas deposits are in this collection.  Chris has assembled an extraordinary variety of fossil insect specimens, from many geological areas of North America, that together comprise a quite valuable resource.


Type specimen of Tupus permianus.  Scanned by Roy Beckemeyer, July 2001.  Thanks to Chris Durden of TMM for permission to photograph and digitally image these fossils.

Above: The type specimen.  Below: Fore wing of type specimen - ventral surface of left wing.

Close up of left fore wing ventral surface, type specimen of T. permianus.

Below: Hind wing of type specimen - ventral surface of left wing.

Close up of left hind wing ventral surface - type specimen of T. permianus.

Below: Obverse of type specimen of Tupus permianus.

Obverse of type specimen of Tupus permianus.  Scanned by Roy Beckemeyer, July 2001, at Texas Memorial Museum.


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