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Praemacrochile ovalum Dong et al. 2015 (primitive crane fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Tanyderidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 330190

Full reference: F. Dong, C. K. Shih, K. Skibinska, W. Krzeminski, and D. Ren. 2015. New species of Tanyderidae (Diptera) from the Jiulongshan Formation of China. Alcheringa 39:494-507

Belongs to Praemacrochile according to K. Skibinska 2016

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

Type specimen: CNU-DIP-NN2014550, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Daohugou (CNU 2014 collection), which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian lacustrine - large shale in the Daohugou Formation of China.

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Average measurements (in mm): wing 7.50 x 2.50