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Parapsocus pectinatus Hong 1983 (fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Axymyiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 202786

Alternative combination: Psocites pectinatus

Synonyms: Crenoptychoptera decorsa Hao et al. 2009 (no. 272009), Crenoptychoptera vulgaris Hao et al. 2009 (no. 272010)

Full reference: Y. C. Hong. 1983. Middle Jurassic Fossil Insects in North China 1-223

Belongs to Parapsocus according to M. E. Clapham 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Parapsocus pectinatus: Coll Y. Hong 1020, an exoskeleton (incomplete adult, dorso-ventral aspect). Its type locality is Yujiagou, collection Lby/y3, Beipiao City, which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian terrestrial mudstone in the Haifanggou Formation of China.
  • Crenoptychoptera decorsa: CNU-Dip-D-NN2008016, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Daohugou (CNU 2008 collection), which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian lacustrine - large shale in the Daohugou Formation of China.
  • Crenoptychoptera vulgaris: CNU-Dip-D-NN2008101, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Daohugou (CNU 2008 collection), which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian lacustrine - large shale in the Daohugou Formation of China.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 8.02 x 1.75, forewing 7.50 x 2.00, wing 7.50 x 2.90