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A hangingfly (Mecoptera, Bittacidae) from the late Oligocene Fossillagerstätte Enspel, Westerwald (SW Germany)

Markus Poschmann
André Nel

Abstract

A hangingfly (Mecoptera, Bittacidae) is described from bituminous shales of the late Oligocene crater-lake of Enspel, Germany. It is attributed to a new species, Eremobittacus opeth sp. nov., and constitutes the first post-Eocene record of fossil hangingflies from Germany. The genus Eremobittacus was hitherto exclusively known from Mexico. Its presence in the Oligocene of Germany is a further case of insect dispersion between North America and Europe, via the Beringian, the Thulean, or the De Geer routes during the Paleogene.

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mnhn-04038683 , version 1 (21-03-2023)

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Markus Poschmann, André Nel. A hangingfly (Mecoptera, Bittacidae) from the late Oligocene Fossillagerstätte Enspel, Westerwald (SW Germany). Palaeoentomology, 2022, 5 (1), pp.46-56. ⟨10.11646/palaeoentomology.5.1.5⟩. ⟨mnhn-04038683⟩
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