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Published: 2020-04-30

The oldest long-legged fly of the subfamily Medeterinae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from the Early Eocene of France

UFR Sciences du Vivant, Université Paris Diderot, Université de Paris, Paris, France Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité, ISYEB - UMR 7205–CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Universités, Université des Antilles, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 50, Entomologie, F-75005, Paris, France
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité, ISYEB - UMR 7205–CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Universités, Université des Antilles, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 50, Entomologie, F-75005, Paris, France
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité, ISYEB - UMR 7205–CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Universités, Université des Antilles, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 50, Entomologie, F-75005, Paris, France
Diptera Dolichopodidae Insecta Empidoidea gen. et sp. nov. Oise amber

Abstract

We describe Paleothrypticus eocenicus gen. et sp. nov., oldest and first Medeterinae from the Early Eocene Oise amber (France). Representatives of the tribes Medeterini and Systenini are recorded in the Middle Eocene Baltic amber and the Miocene amber of Mexico. These fossils show that this subfamily was already well diversified at the beginning of the Eocene.

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