Chironomid midges from early Eocene amber of France (Diptera: Chironomidae)

  title={Chironomid midges from early Eocene amber of France (Diptera: Chironomidae)},
  author={Gaelle Doitteau and A. Nel},
The Basal Eocene Oise amber has provided a rich and diverse chironomid fauna of 30 recognised species, with a general taxonomic pattern similar to that of the modern fauna. Among these fossils, 19 species are described in 17 recent genera, and 7 are attributed to 6 extinct new genera; thus, only 22% of the genera are not recent. All species belong to recent subfamilies, and the great majority to recent genera. We provide paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic inferences, based on analyses at both… Expand
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