Eoptychoptera eximia Bode 1953 (phantom crane fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Ptychopteridae

Alternative combination: Metaxybittacus eximius

Synonym: Palaeolimnobia maculosa Bode 1953

Full reference: A. Bode. 1953. Die Insektenfauna des Ostniedersachsischen Oberen Lias. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 103:1-375

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

See also Bode 1953, Lukashevich et al. 1998 and Willmann 1978

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

Type specimens:

  • Eoptychoptera eximia: GPIC Cl 352, a wing
  • Palaeolimnobia maculosa: GZG 402-32, a wing.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Germany (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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