Eoptychoptera spectra Whalley 1985 (phantom crane fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Ptychopteridae

Alternative combination: Prodocidia spectra

Full reference: P. E. S. Whalley. 1985. The systematics and palaeogeography of the Lower Jurassic insects of Dorset, England. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Geology) 39(3):107-189

Belongs to Eoptychoptera according to E. D. Lukashevich et al. 2001

See also Lukashevich 2000 and Whalley 1985

Sister taxa: Eoptychoptera aequidistans, Eoptychoptera altaica, Eoptychoptera ansorgei, Eoptychoptera asiatica, Eoptychoptera aucta, Eoptychoptera braziliana, Eoptychoptera britannica, Eoptychoptera cantabrica, Eoptychoptera cretacea, Eoptychoptera elevata, Eoptychoptera eximia, Eoptychoptera jurassica, Eoptychoptera longifurcata, Eoptychoptera magna, Eoptychoptera maxima, Eoptychoptera modica, Eoptychoptera paramaculata, Eoptychoptera shurabica, Eoptychoptera simplex, Eoptychoptera tempestilla, Eoptychoptera vitrea

Type specimen: BMNH In 49226, a wing. Its type locality is Flatstones, Stonebarrow, Charmouth (Jackson collection), which is in an Obtusum marine mudstone in the United Kingdom.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Flatstones, Stonebarrow, Charmouth (Jackson collection)

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