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Baissoptera liaoningensis Ren 1994 (snakefly)

Hexapoda - Insecta - Baissopteridae

Alternative combination: Rudiraphidia liaoningensis

Full reference: D. Ren. 1994. A new discovery of snake-flies (Insecta) from Late Jurassic of Beipiao, Liaoning. Professional Papers of Stratigraphy and Palaeontology 25:131-140

Belongs to Baissoptera according to M. S. Engel 2002

Sister taxa: Baissoptera brasiliensis, Baissoptera cellulosa, Baissoptera cretaceoelectra, Baissoptera elongata, Baissoptera euneura, Baissoptera grandis, Baissoptera lisae, Baissoptera martinsoni, Baissoptera minima, Baissoptera pulchra, Baissoptera sibirica

Type specimen: GMC Sh001, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Near Chaomidian Village (GMC Beijing coll), which is in a Barremian lacustrine - large mudstone in the Yixian Formation of China.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body length 19.0, forewing 15.0 x 4.5