Name: Tainosia.
Phonetic: Tien-oh-se-ah.
Named By: J.‭ ‬Szwedo‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬Stroinski‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.
Classification: Arthropoda,‭ ‬Insecta,‭ ‬Hemiptera,‭ ‬Nogodinidae.
Species: T.‭ ‬quisqueyae‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: About‭ ‬14.4‭ ‬millimetres long.
Known locations: Dominican Republic.
Time period: Burdigalian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Single specimen preserved in amber.

       Tainosia is a genus of planthopper that lived in the Dominican Republic during the Miocene.‭ ‬Plant hoppers are small insects that resemble leaves and thorns that are known to‭ ‘‬hop‭’ ‬by jumping from one plant to the next.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Tainosia quisqueyae gen.‭ ‬and sp.‭ ‬nov.‭ ‬from the Oligocene/Miocene Dominican amber‭ (‬Hemiptera:‭ ‬Fulgoroidea:‭ ‬Nogodinidae‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Genus‭ ‬12:29-34.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Szwedo‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬Stroinski‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.


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