Notoatherix antiqua gen. et sp. nov., first fossil water snipe fly from the Late Jurassic of Australia (Diptera: Athericidae)

Stefanie K. Oberprieler, David K. Yeates

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The first water snipe fly (Diptera: Tabanomorpha) fossil discovered in the Late Jurassic Talbragar Fish Bed in Australia is described and illustrated. Notoatherix antiqua gen. et sp. nov., described from a single wing specimen, is assigned to the family Athericidae based on the diagnostic feature of this family: the vein R2+3ending very near to R1(marginal cell closed). It is the first record of Athericidae from Australia and the oldest adult record of this family worldwide. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-144
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes


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