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The first ibis fly in mid-Cretaceous amber of France (Diptera: Athericidae)



A new genus and species of ibis fly is described from an isolated wing in amber from the Late Albian–Early Cenomanian of Charentes, southwestern France. Galloatherix incompletus gen. et sp. n., is the first Athericidae fossilized in Cretaceous amber, and only the eighth Mesozoic species. It adds to the diverse aquatic and semiaquatic paleobiota already identified from Charentese amber.



Athericidae, Cretaceous, Charentese amber, taxonomy, palaeodiversity

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