Eoptychoptera altaica Kalugina 1988 (phantom crane fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Ptychopteridae

Alternative combination: Proptychoptera altaica

Full reference: N. S. Kalugina. 1988. Mezozojskie psixodomorfnye i tipulomorfnye dvukrylye nasekomye (Tanyderidae, Eoptychopteridae, Limoniidae: Diptera). Novye Iskopaemykh Bespozvonochnykh Mongolii, Sovmestnaya Sovetsko-Mongol'skaya Paleontologicheskaya Ekspeditsiya 33:81-88

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

See also Kalugina 1988 and Lukashevich et al. 1998

Sister taxa: Eoptychoptera aequidistans, 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 spectra, Eoptychoptera tempestilla, Eoptychoptera vitrea

Type specimen: PIN 3791/4809, an exoskeleton (male fly missing head & legs). Its type locality is Bahar outcrop 208/3 (PIN collection 3791), which is in a Bajocian/Bathonian lacustrine - large claystone in the Ortsog Formation of Mongolia.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Bahar outcrop 208/3 (PIN collection 3791)

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