Catalog of fossil Diptera of the world (Version 2.0) - Neal L. Evenhuis

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Extant members of the family Curtonotidae are found primarily in the tropical to subtropical latitudes. Larvae have been recorded as scavengers on the rotting egg pods of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria Forsskål; others have been found in the burrows of warthogs and ant bears or have been reared from human feces.

Only one fossil species of Curtonotidae is known, Curtonotum gigas Théobald, from Oligocene deposits in France.



Genus CURTONOTUM Macquart


*CURTONOTUM Macquart, 1844: 193 (350). Type species: Musca gibba Fabricius, 1805 [preoccupied, = Curtonotum taeniatum Hendel, 1913], by original designation.

electrodominicum Grimaldi & Kirk-Spriggs, 2012: 3. NT: Dominican Republic (Miocene) [A].

gigas Théobald, 1937a: 288. PA: France (Oligocene) [C].



Genus DEPRESSONOTUM Grimaldi & Kirk-Spriggs


DEPRESSONOTUM Grimaldi & Kirk-Spriggs, 2012: 9. Type species: Depressonotum priscum Grimaldi & Kirk-Spriggs, 2012, by original designation.

priscum Grimaldi & Kirk-Spriggs, 2012: 9. NT: Dominican Republic (Miocene) [A].



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