Palaeobittacus Carpenter 1928 (hangingfly)

Insecta - Mecoptera - Bittacidae

Full reference: F. M. Carpenter. 1928. A scorpion-fly from the Green River Eocene. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 18:241-248

Parent taxon: Bittacidae according to R. Willmann 1978

See also Carpenter 1928 and Carpenter 1992

Sister taxa: Antiquanabittacus, Archebittacus, Baissobittacus, Bittacinae, Bittacus, Burmobittacus, Composibittacus, Cretobittacus, Decoribittacus, Exilibittacus, Formosibittacus, Hylobittacus, Jurahylobittacus, Karattacus, Liaobittacus, Megabittacus, Mongolobittacus, Neorthophlebiinae, Orthobittacus, Plesiobittacinae, Preanabittacus, Probittacus, Prohylobittacus, Scharabittacus, Sibirobittacus, Thyridates, Tytthobittacus

Subtaxa: Palaeobittacus eocenicus

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Type: Palaeobittacus eocenicus

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Piceance Creek, two miles west of Rio Blanco (Eocene of Colorado)

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