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Praemacrochile dobbertinensis Ansorge and Krzemiński 2002 (primitive crane fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Tanyderidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 297150

Full reference: J. Ansorge and W. Krzemiński. 2002. Lower Jurassic tanyderids (Diptera: Tanyderidae) from Germany. Studia Dipterologica 9:21-29

Belongs to Praemacrochile according to K. Skibinska 2016

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

Type specimen: MfN LDA 950, a wing. Its type locality is Dobbertin, Mecklenburg (Ansorge coll), which is in a Toarcian offshore claystone in Germany.

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Average measurements (in mm): wing length 9.00