Cretolimonia popovi Kalugina 1986 (crane fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Limoniidae

Full reference: N. S. Kalugina. 1986. Flies. Muscida (=Diptera), in Nasekomye v rannemelovykh ekosistemakh zapadnoy Mongolii. The Joint Soviet-Mongolian Palaeontological Expedition 28:112-125

Belongs to Cretolimonia according to J. Q. Gao et al. 2015

See also Evenhuis 1994 and Kalugina 1986

Sister taxa: Cretolimonia excelsa, Cretolimonia jurassica, Cretolimonia pygmaea

Type specimen: PIN 3149/1517, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Gurvan-Ereny-Nuruu (Outcrop 236/29), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large shale/sandstone in the Gurvan-Eren Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Mongolia (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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