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A Fossil Periscelid (Diptera) from the Amber of Chiapas, México

Sturtevant, A. H. (1963) A Fossil Periscelid (Diptera) from the Amber of Chiapas, México. Journal of Paleontology, 37 (1). pp. 121-122. ISSN 0022-3360.

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A periscelid fly, Periscelis annectans, n. sp., the first known fossil member of the family Periscelidae, is described from amber of late Oligocene or early Miocene age from near Simojovel, Chiapas, México.

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Additional Information:© 1963 Paleontological Society. MANUSCRIPT RECEIVED NOVEMBER 25, 1961. Acknowledgment is made to the Associates in Tropical Biogeography of the University of California who have supported the field explorations and acquisition of the Chiapas amber, and to J. Wyatt Durham of the Museum of Paleontology, and Paul D. Hurd, Jr. and Ray F. Smith of the Department of Entomology and Parasitology, University of California, who have made this fossil material available for study. The preparation of the specimens in amber was supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF-G 10705).
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Official Citation:A. H. Sturtevant A fossil periscelid (Diptera) from the amber of Chiapas, Mexico Journal of Paleontology, January 1963, v. 37, p. 121-122
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