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Penthetria vaillantii Oustalet 1870 (fly)

Insecta - Diptera

PaleoDB taxon number: 283749

Alternative combination: Penthetria vaillanti

Full reference: E. Oustalet. 1870. Recherches sur les insectes fossiles des terrains Tertiaires de la France, première partie, insectes fossiles de l'Auvergne. Annales des Sciences Géologiques, Paris 2(3):1-178

Belongs to Nematocera according to J. Skartveit and A. Nel 2017

Sister taxa: Amblylexis, Amianta, Amphipromeca, Apistogrypotes, Archizelmiridae, Asiochaoboridae, Asuba, Axymyioidea, Axymyiomorpha, Bibionites, Blephariceromorpha, Bodephora, Culiciscolex, Cyrtomides, Dara, Elliidae, Ellipibodus, Empidocampe, Eoanisopodites, Eoculex, Eopolyneuridae, Hongocaloneura, Hongocaloneuridae, Hyperpolyneuridae, Luanpingitidae, Meconeura, Mesophantasmatidae, Mesosciophilidae, Nymphomyiomorpha, Palaeoerioptera, Palaeophoridae, Paradictyodiptera, Platyplecia, Plecia nigrescens, Propexis, Protendipedidae, Ptychopteromorpha, Rhopaloscolex, Sama, Sciophilopsis, Serendipidae, Sphallonymphites, Strashilidae, Tipulomorpha, Tipulopleciidae, Venapaucia

Type specimen: Its type locality is Corent (MNHN collection), which is in a Rupelian lacustrine - large marl in France

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 5.00 x 1.25, wing 5.00 x 2.00