Eoptychoptera cantabrica Lukashevich and Arillo 2016 (phantom crane fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Ptychopteridae

Full reference: E. D. Lukashevich and A. Arillo. 2016. New Eoptychoptera (Insecta: Diptera, Ptychopteridae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Spain. Cretaceous Research 58:254-264

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

Sister taxa: Eoptychoptera aequidistans, Eoptychoptera altaica, Eoptychoptera ansorgei, Eoptychoptera asiatica, Eoptychoptera aucta, Eoptychoptera braziliana, Eoptychoptera britannica, 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: CES 059, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is El Soplao, which is in an Albian terrestrial amber in the Las Penosas Formation of Spain.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at El Soplao

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