Eoptychoptera longifurcata Lukashevich et al. 2001 (phantom crane fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Ptychopteridae

Full reference: E. D. Lukashevich, R. A. Coram, and E. A. Jarzembowski. 2001. New true flies (Insecta: Diptera) from the Lower Cretaceous of southern England. Cretaceous Research 22:451-460

Belongs to Eoptychoptera according to E. D. Lukashevich and A. Arillo 2016

See also Lukashevich et al. 2001

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 magna, Eoptychoptera maxima, Eoptychoptera modica, Eoptychoptera paramaculata, Eoptychoptera shurabica, Eoptychoptera simplex, Eoptychoptera spectra, Eoptychoptera tempestilla, Eoptychoptera vitrea

Type specimen: MNEMG 1998.18, a wing. Its type locality is Durlston Bay, Bed DB66, Soft Cockle Beds, Swanage, which is in a Berriasian lagoonal siliciclastic in the Lulworth Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Durlston Bay, Bed DB66, Soft Cockle Beds, Swanage

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