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Praemacrochile decipiens Bode 1953 (primitive crane fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Tanyderidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 297149

Alternative combination: Metaxybittacus decipiens

Full reference: A. Bode. 1953. Die Insektenfauna des Ostniedersachsischen Oberen Lias. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 103:1-375

Belongs to Praemacrochile according to K. Skibinska 2016

Sister taxa: Praemacrochile ansorgei, Praemacrochile chinensis, Praemacrochile dobbertinensis, Praemacrochile dryasis, Praemacrochile kaluginae, Praemacrochile ovalum, Praemacrochile stackelbergi

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Average measurements (in mm): wing 7.50 x 2.20