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Epimesoplecia elenae Zhang 2007 (fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Protopleciidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 215850

Full reference: J. F. Zhang. 2007. New Mesozoic Protopleciidae (Insecta: Diptera: Nematocera) from China. Cretaceous Research 28:289-296

Belongs to Epimesoplecia according to X. Q. Lin et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Epimesoplecia ambloneura, Epimesoplecia macrostrena, Epimesoplecia plethora, Epimesoplecia prosoneura, Epimesoplecia shcherbakovi, Epimesoplecia stana

Type specimen: DHG200385, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Daohugou (NIGP collection), which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian lacustrine - large shale in the Daohugou Formation of China.

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Average measurements (in mm): body length 14.3, wing 10.0 x 4.1