Chironomus pliocenicus Piton 1935 (non biting midge)

Insecta - Diptera - Chironomidae

Full reference: L. Piton. 1935. Taxonomic names, in La faune entomologique des gisements Mio-Pliocènes du Massif Central. Revue des Sciences Naturelles d'Auvergne (N. S.) 1:65-104

Belongs to Chironomus according to L. Piton 1935

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 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

Type specimen: Piton 31, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Lake Chambon (Piton coll), which is in a Piacenzian crater lake diatomite/volcaniclastic in France.

Ecology:

Distribution: found only at Lake Chambon (Piton coll)

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