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Alautunmyia elongata Borkent 1996 (biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Ceratopogonidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 227421

Full reference: A. Borkent. 1996. Biting Midges from Upper Cretaceous New Jersey Amber (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). American Museum Novitates 3159:1-13

Belongs to Alautunmyia according to A. Borkent 2019

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: AMNH NJ-47, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is White Oaks Pit (Old Crossman's Clay Pits), which is in a Turonian delta plain amber/lignite in the Raritan Formation of New Jersey.

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Average measurements (in mm): wing length 0.540