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Proplatypygus matilei Nel and De Ploeg 2004 (fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Mythicomyiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 229478

Full reference: A. Nel and G. De Ploeg. 2004. New fossil bee flies (Diptera: Bombylioidea) in the Lowermost Eocene amber of the Paris Basin. Geologica Acta 2(1):57-65

Belongs to Proplatypygus according to A. Nel and G. De Ploeg 2004

Sister taxon: Proplatypygus succineus

Type specimen: PA 2358, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Oise amber, Le Quesnoy, which is in a MP 7 terrestrial amber in the Argiles d'lignite du Soissonnais Formation of France.

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