Dungeyella is an extinct genus of chironomid from the Wealden amber of the Isle of Wight, UK.[1]

Temporal range: Barremian, 125 Ma
Holotype specimen of Dungeyella in amber
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Superfamily: Chironomoidea
Family: Chironomidae
Genus: Dungeyella
D. gavini
Binomial name
Dungeyella gavini
Jarzembowski, et al. 2009


  1. ^ Jarzembowski, E.; Azar, D.; Nel, A. (2009-04-24). "A new chironomid (Insecta: Diptera) from Wealden amber (Lower Cretaceous) of the Isle of Wight (UK)". Geologica Acta. 6 (3): 285–291. doi:10.1344/105.000000257. ISSN 1696-5728.
Wessex Formation

The Wessex Formation is a fossil-rich English geological formation that dates from the Berriasian to Barremian stages (about 145–125 million years ago) of the Early Cretaceous. It forms part of the Wealden Group and underlies the younger Vectis Formation and overlies the Durlston Formation. The dominant lithology of this unit is mudstone with some interbedded sandstones.

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