Chironomus Meigen 1803 (non biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Chironomidae

Invalid subtaxa: Palaeolycus Etheridge and Olliff 1890, Tendipes Meigen 1800 [replaced name]

Full reference: J. W. Meigen. 1803. Versuch einer neuen Gattungseintheilung der europäischen zweiflügeligen Insekten. Magazin für Insektenkunde 2:259-281

Parent taxon: Chironomidae according to N. Theobald 1937

See also Carpenter 1992, Etheridge and Olliff 1890, Evenhuis 1994, Kieffer 1906, Meigen 1800, Scudder 1878 and Scudder 1890

Sister taxa: Aenneinae, Aphroteniinae, Buchonomyiinae, Calopsectra, Chironominae, Chironomopsis, Coelochironoma, Corynocera, Cricotopiella, Cryptochironomus, Diamesa, Diamesinae, Dicrotendipes, Dungeyella, Eurycnemus, Glyptotendipes, Huabeitendipes, Jentzschiella, Jurochlus, Liauningius, Manlayamyia, Mogsonomus, Nomochirus, Orthocladiinae, Orusa, Podonominae, Polypedilum, Prodiamesinae, Sendelia, Sergentia, Sinoryctochlus, Stictochironomus, Tanypodinae, Tinactum, Ulaiinae, Ulaimailia, Ulaimailonia, Ulaimailoniella, Viduata, Protobibio, Pelopiina, Tendipopsis

Subtaxa: Chironomus (Chironomus) Chironomus abietarius Chironomus almelanderi Chironomus antiquus Chironomus aquisextanus Chironomus bituminosus Chironomus brevirostris Chironomus caliginosus Chironomus decrepitus Chironomus depletus Chironomus elegantulus Chironomus gaudini Chironomus haustus Chironomus inclusus Chironomus inglorius Chironomus lacunus Chironomus lacus Chironomus leucomelas Chironomus meticulosus Chironomus meunieri Chironomus meyeri Chironomus microcephalus Chironomus obsoletus Chironomus oeningensis Chironomus paludosus Chironomus patens Chironomus pausatus Chironomus pliocenicus Chironomus primaevus Chironomus pristinus Chironomus proterus Chironomus requiescens Chironomus scudderiellus Chironomus septus Chironomus sepultus Chironomus serresi Chironomus subobscurus Chironomus tenebricosus Chironomus tenebrosus Chironomus uliginosus Chironomus umbraticus Chironomus umbrosus Chironomus vagabundus Chironomus venerabilis

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Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), Canada (2: Ontario), Greenland (2), Madagascar (1), Tanzania (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (1: Wisconsin)

• Blancan of United States (1: Texas)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), France (1), Japan (1)

• Miocene of Germany (3)

• Oligocene of France (4), Germany (3)

• Eocene of the Russian Federation (2), United States (10: Colorado, Wyoming)

Total: 35 collections including 67 occurrences

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