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Mansonia cockerelli Edwards 1923 (mosquito)

Insecta - Diptera - Culicidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 292990

Alternative combinations: Ochlerotatus cockerelli, Taeniorhynchus cockerelli

Full reference: F. W. Edwards. 1923. Oligocene mosquitoes in the British Museum, with a summary of our present knowledge concerning fossil Culicidae. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society 79:139-155

Belongs to Mansonia according to R. Szadziewski 1998

Sister taxa: Mansonia martinii, Mansonia varivestita

Type specimen: BMNH I.10106/17190, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Bembridge Marls (Brodie coll), which is in a Priabonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Bouldnor Formation of the United Kingdom.

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Average measurements (in mm): body length 4.80, wing length 1.80