Eoptychoptera cretacea Kalugina 1989 (phantom crane fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Ptychopteridae

Alternative combination: Proptychoptera cretacea

Full reference: N. S. Kalugina. 1989. New Mesozoic psychodomorph dipteran insects from Siberia (Diptera: Eoptychopteridae, Ptychopteridae). Paleontological Journal 23:62-73

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

See also Kalugina 1989 and Lukashevich et al. 1998

Sister taxa: Eoptychoptera aequidistans, Eoptychoptera altaica, Eoptychoptera ansorgei, Eoptychoptera asiatica, Eoptychoptera aucta, Eoptychoptera braziliana, Eoptychoptera britannica, Eoptychoptera cantabrica, 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 3064/1298, a wing. Its type locality is Baissa (PIN collection 3064), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large marl in the Zaza Formation of the Russian Federation.

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the Russian Federation (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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