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Syntemna mesozoica Blagoderov 1995 (fungus gnat)

Insecta - Diptera - Mycetophilidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 240905

Holotype

Full reference: V. A. Blagoderov. 1995. Fungus gnats of the tribe Sciophilini (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from the Early Cretaceous of Transbaikalia. Paleontological Journal 29(1):72-83

Belongs to Syntemna according to V. A. Blagoderov 1995

Sister taxa: Syntemna compressa, Syntemna dama, Syntemna elongata, Syntemna falcata, Syntemna fissurata, Syntemna johannseni, Syntemna lundstromi, Syntemna minuta, Syntemna oblita, Syntemna pinites, Syntemna prolongata, Syntemna sciophiliformis, Syntemna subcylindrica, Syntemna subquadrata, Syntemna tele, Syntemna zherikhini, Syntemna zhuzhan

Type specimen: PIN 3064/9857(9895), an exoskeleton (female fly missing legs and antenae). Its type locality is Baissa (PIN collection 3064, bed 31), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large marl/siltstone in the Zaza Formation of the Russian Federation.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body length 5.30, wing length 4.00