Temporal range: Carboniferous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superorder: Archaeorthoptera
Order: incertae sedis
Family: Geraridae
Genus: Gerarus
Scudder, 1885
Wikispecies has information related to: Gerarus

Gerarus is an extinct genus of Archaeorthropteran insect, and is one of the most abundant genera of Carboniferous insects.[1] They had a wingspan of up to 10 centimetres (4 in), and an inflated thorax armed with sharp spines up to 1 millimetre (0.04 in) long.[1]


  1. 1 2 Christopher Taylor (May 13, 2009). "All About Gerarus". Catalogue of Organisms. Retrieved March 26, 2010.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 9/1/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.