A Dasyleptid from the Permian of Kansas, Lepidodasypus Sharovi N. Gen., N. SP. (Insecta: Thysanura: Monura)
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Lepidodasypus sharovi n. gen., n. sp. is distinguished from previously described species of Dasyleptus by the fine vestiture of scales and hairs, by the heavier pigmentation of the tergites, and by the shorter first maxillary palpi. Preservation of the unique type specimen shows well the presence of segmented abdominal legs, and their posterior specialization to form an ovipositor of ovigerous legs. This is the first record of a dasyleptid monuran from North America and is the oldest representative of the order Thysanura on this continent.