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Cretaceous Antodicranomyia (Diptera: Limoniidae) and their paleohabitat

Abstract : New representatives of the Cretaceous cranefly genus Antodicranomyia (Diptera: Limoniidae) are reported from Albian-Cenomanian Charentese (French) amber. The newly reported specimens allow for an emended diagnosis of the type species A. azari , as well as the description of a new species, Antodicranomyia rubra sp. nov., which is mostly distinguished from the type species by features of its wing venation, antennae, and genitalia. As a rare, extinct genus known only from French amber, Antodicranomyia is compared with its closest relative genera Antocha , Dicranomyia and Antohelia . The evolutionary implications and paleohabitat of Antodicranomyia are discussed. The new discovery adds to the knowledge of the crane flies’ diversity and evolution in the mid-Cretaceous.
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Iwona Kania-Kłosok, Vincent Perrichot, Wiesław Krzemiński. Cretaceous Antodicranomyia (Diptera: Limoniidae) and their paleohabitat. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 2022, 12 (1), pp.10167. ⟨10.1038/s41598-022-14182-1⟩. ⟨insu-03699795⟩

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