Silvius merychippi Cockerell 1916 (deer fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Tabanidae

Alternative combination: Tabanus merychippi

Full reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1916. Some American fossil insects. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 51:89-106

Belongs to Silvius according to A. L. Melander 1946

See also Cockerell 1916

Sister taxon: Silvius laticornis

Type specimen: USNM 61993, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (Wilson coll), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (2: Colorado collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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