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Insecta - Diptera

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1825Nematocera Latreille p. 482
1870Penthetria vaillantii Oustalet p. 112 figs. Pl 3, figs 1,2
1870Plecia nigrescens Oustalet p. 115 figs. Pl 3, figs 5-10
1933Nematocera Tillyard p. 73
1941Nematocera Zeuner
1953Nematocera Bode
1985Nematocera Whalley
1992Nematocera Carpenter
1994Nematocera Evenhuis
1994Penthetria nigrescens Evenhuis
1994Penthetria vaillanti Evenhuis
2002Hongocaloneuridae Hong p. 331
2007Nematocera Yeates et al.
2007Nematocera Zhang
2009Nematocera Hao and Ren
2010Nematocera Poinar

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
suborderNematoceraLatreille 1825
suborderNematoceraLatreille 1825

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: chitinc
Environment: terrestrialc
Locomotion: actively mobilep
Created: 2017-04-17 09:56:18
Modified: 2017-04-17 09:56:18
Source: c = class, p = phylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Bush and Bambach 2015

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Aegean to the top of the Holocene or 247.20000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 242.0 Ma

Collections (368 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Aegean247.2 - 242.0France (Bas-Rhin) N. larvae sp. 8 (97620)
Aegean247.2 - 242.0France N. larvae sp. 7 (107681) N. pupa sp. 2, Archilimonia vogesiana (107683) N. pupae sp. 1, N. pupae sp. 3, N. pupae sp. 4, N. pupae sp. 5, N. pupae sp. 6, Archilimonia grauvogeliana (106916)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Kyrgyzstan (Osh) Dilemmala specula (110766) Mabelysia charlesi (106090) Psychotipa depicta (106088) Psychotipa predicta (105007)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Italy Nematocera indet. (132851)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (North Carolina) Metarchilimonia krzeminskorum, Metarchilimonia solita (106479) Tipulomorpha indet., Architipula youngi (55493)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Kazakhstan Vladiptera kovalevi (113404)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Australia (Queensland) Tillyardiptera prima (113431)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3United Kingdom (England) Rhaetania dianae (113961)
Hettangian - Sinemurian201.3 - 190.8Kyrgyzstan (Tonskiy) Architipula radiata, Architipula turanica, Architipula asiatica, Diplarchitipula destructa, Eoptychoptera vitrea, Mailotrichocera praedicta (105087) Eoptychoptera aequidistans (105084) Tipulodictya minima, Diplopolyneura mirabilis, Eopolyneura tenuinervis, Pareopolyneura costalis, Musidoromima crassinervis, Dictyotipula densa, Diplarchitipula multimedialis, Dipterodictya tipuloides, Architendipes tshernovskiji, Palaeotendipes alexii, Hyperpolyneura phryganeoides, Paradictyodiptera trianalis (105086)
Obtusum196.5 - 189.6United Kingdom (England) Prodocidia spectra (114638)
Turneri196.5 - 189.6United Kingdom (Dorset) Nannotanyderus oliviae (166829)
Pliensbachian190.8 - 182.7Kyrgyzstan (Batken) Eoptychoptera shurabica (110817)
Early/Lower Toarcian183.0 - 182.0Germany Architipula minuta (122986) Eotipula parva, Mesotipula brachyptera, Proptychoptera liasina, Eoptychoptera simplex, Proptychoptera maculata, Proptychoptera similis, Architipula elegans, Phryganidium seebachi, Architipula latipennis, Architipula stigmatica, Protipula crassa, Eotipula lapidaria, Proptychoptera megapolitana, Mesotipula curvata, Architipula pusilla, Architipula nana, Architipula minuta, Architipula parva, Architipula pulla, Architipula debilis, Architipula geinitzi, Architipula vicina, Architipula simplex, Architipula intermedia, Architipula obliqua, Architipula areolata, Architipula maior, Architipula conspicua, Architipula clara, Architipula dubia, Eotipula defuncta, Eotipula mortua, Eotipula longa, Eotipula coarctata, Phryganidium minimum, Phryganidium seebachi, Phryganidium sp. (123987) Nannotanyderus krzeminskii, Crenoptychoptera dobbertinensis, Praemacrochile decipiens, Praemacrochile dobbertinensis, Mailotrichocera mikereichi, Mailotrichocera variabilis (114991)
Early/Lower Toarcian183.0 - 182.0United Kingdom (Gloucestershire) Architipula anglicana, Mesotipula slatteri (153651) Liassotipula anglicana (154307)
Early/Lower Toarcian183.0 - 182.0United Kingdom (England) Grimmenia tillyardi, Mesotipula slatteri (115219)
Early/Lower Toarcian183.0 - 182.0Germany (Niedersachsen) Architipula bodei, Paratipula acuta, Rhopaloscolex longus, Rhopaloscolex brevis, Architipula arculifera (107556) Haplotipula majalis, Mikrotipula dixaeformis, Paratipula robusta, Paratipula basiminuta, Leptotipula fastigata, Amphipromeca acuta, Cormophora arucaeformis, Apistogrypotes inflexa (107552) Metaxybittacus decipiens, Paratipula analiramosa, Paratipula veris, Paratipula aequabilis, Paratipula latealata, Haplotipula cubitoramosa, Eoasilidea fragmentosa, Propexis incerta (107323) Ozotipula tarda, Acritorhyphus ramosus, Architipula bodeisimilis, Paratipula formosa, Culiciscolex gibberatus, Amianta eurycephala, Ellipes laesa, Amblylexis gibberata (107321) Palaeolimnobia maculosa, Metaxybittacus eximius, Proptychoptera minor, Paratipula ptychopteraeformis, Empidocampe retrocrassata (105002) Paratipula brunsvicensis (107555) Praemacrochile decipiens (114995 117795) Proptychoptera ovalis, Cyrtomides maculatus, Sphallonymphites decurtatus (108447)
Early/Lower Toarcian183.0 - 182.0Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) Mesotipula siggiae, Mesotipula mirabilis, Mesotipula vicina, Architipula prima, Architipula secunda (114992) Trichoceridae indet., Nannotanyderus krzeminskii, Eoptychoptera liasina, Nannotanyderus grimmenensis, Mailotrichocera mikereichi, Mailotrichocera variabilis, Mailotrichocera zessini (114993)
Falciferum183.0 - 182.0Germany Eoptychoptera simplex, Architipula bodei, Architipula clara (192037)
Toarcian182.7 - 174.1Germany Nannotanyderus krzeminskii, Eoptychoptera eximia, Praemacrochile decipiens (104056)
Toarcian182.7 - 174.1Russian Federation (Irkutsk) Crenoptychoptera conspecta (122950) Limoniidae indet. (125226)