Three new species of mesosciophilid gnats from the Middle-Late Jurassic of China (Insecta: Diptera: Nematocera: Mesosciophilidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:Zhang, J.F.
Journal:Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Keywords:Animal Structures, Animals, China, Diptera, Female, Fossils, male, Paleontology, Time Factors, Wing

Three extinct new species from the Callovian or Oxfordian (uppermost Middle Jurassic or lowermost Upper Jurassic) Daohugou beds in Inner Mongolia, China is described as Mesosciophila abstracta sp. n., Mesosciophilodes synchrona sp. n. and Paramesosciophilodes eximia sp. n. (Family Mesosciophilidae). All the records of mesosciophilid gnats are briefly reviewed.

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