March flies and European Cenozoic palaeoclimates (Diptera: Bibionidae)

  title={March flies and European Cenozoic palaeoclimates (Diptera: Bibionidae)},
  author={François-Marie Collomb and Andr{\'e} Nel and G{\"u}nther Fleck and Alain Waller},
  journal={Annales de la Soci{\'e}t{\'e} entomologique de France (N.S.)},
  pages={161 - 179}
Abstract The proportions of the different bibionid genera are used to estimate the temperature changes between the Late Eocene and the Late Miocene in Western Europe. The genus Plecia is a good indicator of the warm Cenozoic palaeoclimates. We propose a new approach for the estimation of the value of the palaeoclimatic information that could be obtained by actualistic inferences using extinct taxa. Other taxa (i.e. Mastotermitidae) that could appear a priori better palaeoclimatic indicators… Expand
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  • A. Nel, E. Jarzembowski
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  • Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2019
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