Chironomus pristinus Melander 1949 (non biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Chironomidae

Full reference: A. L. Melander. 1949. A Report on Some Miocene Diptera from Florissant, Colorado. American Museum Novitates 1407:1-61

Belongs to Chironomus according to A. L. Melander 1949

Sister taxa: 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 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

Type specimen: AMNH 26470:1, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant, Station 14, which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Florissant, Station 14

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