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Praemacrochile kaluginae Lukashevich and Krzemiński 2009 (primitive crane fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Tanyderidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 297251

Full reference: E. D. Lukashevich and W. Krzemiński. 2009. New Jurassic Tanyderidae (Diptera) from Asia with first find of larvae. Zoosymposia 3:155-172

Belongs to Praemacrochile according to K. Skibinska 2016

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

Type specimen: PIN 2554/958(1095), an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Karatau-Mikhailovka (PIN collection 2554), which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian lacustrine - large siltstone in the Karabastau Formation of Kazakhstan.

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Average measurements (in mm): wing 8.00 x 2.80