Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
Foss. Rec., 24, 339–346, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-24-339-2021
Foss. Rec., 24, 339–346, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-24-339-2021

Research article 18 Oct 2021

Research article | 18 Oct 2021

The genus Allodia (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) in Miocene Ethiopian amber

Valentine Bouju et al.

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An extinct species of fly is described from 16–23-million-year-old amber of Ethiopia. It is the first fossil of the fly family Mycetophilidae discovered from Africa. This discovery informs the evolutionary history of Afrotropical fungus gnats.