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Published: 2020-10-30

Two new Mesozoic species of Tipulomorpha (Diptera) from the Teete locality, Russia

Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-016 Krakow, Poland
Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-016 Krakow, Poland
University of Lodz, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology, 90-237 Lodz, Poland
Diptera fossil insects paleodiversity Limoniidae Pediciidae Mesozoic

Abstract

In Siberia, there are numerous Jurassic and Cretaceous locations abundant in fossil insects. The Teete outcrop (renamed Kempendyay) located in the eastern Siberia (Russia) is an important site due to its age estimated to beginning of the Lower Cretaceous as well as its high taxa diversity and very good specimen preservation. However, it is poor in fossils of the Limoniidae. Study of the rare Tipulomorpha material from the Teete locality (= Kempendyay) is presented herein and two new species are described and illustrated. One of them belongs to the family Pediciidae, Prearchitipula ryszardi sp. nov., and the second to the family Limoniidae, Eotipula wieslawi sp. nov. Both species are dedicated to two well-known Polish specialists of fossil Diptera Nematocera.

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