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Dominimyza tanyacaena Poinar 2014 (snail-killing fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Sciomyzidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 265546

Full reference: G. O. Poinar. 2014. A snail-killing fly, Dominimyza tanyacaena n. gen., n. sp. (Diptera: Sciomyzidae) in Dominican amber. Historical Biology 26:428-432

Belongs to Dominimyza according to G. O. Poinar 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Poinar amber collection (accession # D-7-140), an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Dominican amber, La Toca mine (Poinar coll), which is in a Burdigalian/Langhian terrestrial amber in the La Toca Formation of the Dominican Republic.


Average measurements (in mm): body length 7.00, wing length 6.00