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Baissoptera liaoningensis Ren 1994 (snakefly)

Insecta - Pterygota - Baissopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 212026

Alternative combination: Rudiraphidia liaoningensis

Full reference: D. Ren. 1994. A new discovery of snake-flies (Insecta) from Late Jurassic of Beipiao, Liaoning. Professional Papers of Stratigraphy and Palaeontology 25:131-140

Belongs to Baissoptera according to Y. N. Lyu et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Baissoptera bicolor, Baissoptera brasiliensis, Baissoptera cellulosa, Baissoptera cretaceoelectra, Baissoptera elongata, Baissoptera grandis, Baissoptera lisae, Baissoptera martinsoni, Baissoptera pulchra, Baissoptera sibirica, Baissoptera sinica

Type specimen: GMC Sh001, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Near Chaomidian Village (GMC Beijing coll), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large mudstone in the Yixian Formation of China.


Average measurements (in mm): body length 19.0, forewing 15.0 x 4.5