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Praemacrochile chinensis Krzemiński and Ren 2001 (primitive crane fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Tanyderidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 197750

BCD 2008

Full reference: W. Krzemiński and D. Ren. 2001. Praemacrochile chinensis sp. n. from the Middle Jurassic of China (Diptera: Tanyderidae). Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne 70:127-129

Belongs to Praemacrochile according to K. Skibinska 2016

Sister taxa: Praemacrochile ansorgei, Praemacrochile decipiens, Praemacrochile dobbertinensis, Praemacrochile dryasis, Praemacrochile kaluginae, Praemacrochile ovalum, Praemacrochile stackelbergi

Type specimen: BCD 2008, an exoskeleton (well preserved only missing tip of abdomen & portions of left wing). Its type locality is Daohugou (CNU collection), which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian lacustrine - large shale in the Daohugou Formation of China.

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Average measurements (in mm): wing length 12.2