Named By: J. Szwedo & A. Stroinski - 2001.
Classification: Arthropoda, Insecta, Hemiptera, Nogodinidae.
Species: T. quisqueyae (type).
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.
- Tainosia quisqueyae gen. and sp. nov. from the Oligocene/Miocene Dominican amber (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Nogodinidae). - Genus 12:29-34. - J. Szwedo & A. Stroinski - 2001.