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Juraxymyia fossilis Zhang 2004 (fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Axymyiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 272012

Alternative combinations: Parapsocus fossilis, Psocites fossilis

Synonym: Crenoptychoptera vicina Hao et al. 2009 (taxon 272015)

Full reference: J. F. Zhang. 2004. First description of axymyiid fossils (Insecta: Diptera: Axymyiidae). Geobios 37:687-694

Belongs to Juraxymyia according to J. F. Zhang 2010

Sister taxa: Juraxymyia evae, Juraxymyia krzeminskii

Type specimens:

  • Juraxymyia fossilis: DHG200046, an exoskeleton (nearly complete female adult, dorso-ventral aspect). Its type locality is Daohugou (NIGP collection), which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian lacustrine - large shale in the Daohugou Formation of China.
  • Crenoptychoptera vicina: CNU-Dip-D-NN2008099, 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): abdomen 5.40 x 1.50, body 7.65 x 1.90, head length 0.700, thorax 1.70 x 1.90, wing 6.39 x 2.65