Mesotipula gloriosa Gao et al. 2015 (crane fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Limoniidae

Full reference: J. Q. Gao, C. K. Shih, Y. Y. Zhao and D. Ren. 2015. New species of Cretolimonia and Mesotipula (Diptera: Limoniidae) from the Middle Jurassic of northeastern China. Acta Geologica Sinica 89:1789-1796

Belongs to Mesotipula according to J. Q. Gao et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Mesotipula (Mesotipula), Mesotipula (Metatipula), Mesotipula brachyptera, Mesotipula curvata, Mesotipula mirabilis, Mesotipula siggiae, Mesotipula slatteri, Mesotipula spasskia, Mesotipula vicina

Type specimen: CNU-DIP-NN2015003, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Daohugou (CNU 2015 collection), which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian lacustrine - large shale in the Daohugou Formation of China.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Daohugou (CNU 2015 collection)

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