Eoptychoptera braziliana Krzemiński et al. 2015 (phantom crane fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Ptychopteridae

Full reference: W. Krzemiński, I. Kania, and E. Lukashevich. 2015. The first South American record of fossil Eoptychopterinae (Ptychopteridae, Diptera) from Lower Cretaceous Santana Formation. Cretaceous Research 52:548-555

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

See also Krzemiński et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Eoptychoptera aequidistans, Eoptychoptera altaica, Eoptychoptera ansorgei, Eoptychoptera asiatica, Eoptychoptera aucta, 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: ISEA I-F/MP/3/1622/14, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Crato (ISEA Krakow collection), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large carbonate in the Crato Formation of Brazil.


Distribution: found only at Crato (ISEA Krakow collection)

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