First crane fly from the Upper Jurassic of Australia (Diptera: Limoniidae)

Stefanie K. Oberprieler, Wieslaw Krzeminski, Jack Hinde, David K. Yeates

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The first crane fly (Diptera: Tipuloidea) fossil discovered in the Upper Jurassic Talbragar Fish Bed in Australia is described and illustrated. Eotipula grangeri sp. nov., described from a single specimen, is assigned to the family Limoniidae based primarily on the conformation of wing veins. It is the second and oldest record of Limoniidae from Australia, and the first of Jurassic age from the southern hemisphere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-186
Number of pages9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes


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