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Sciomyza manca Scudder 1878 (snail-killing fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Sciomyzidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 206949

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1878. The Fossil Insects of the Green River Shales. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 4(4):747-776

Belongs to Sciomyza according to S. H. Scudder 1890

Sister taxa: Sciomyza disjecta, Sciomyza florissantensis, Sciomyza revelata

Type specimen: Its type locality is Petrified fish cut (Scudder collection), which is in a Bridgerian lacustrine - large diatomite/shale in the Green River Formation of Wyoming


Average measurements (in mm): body 4.25 x 1.40, wing 3.40 x 1.20