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Chironomus

Insecta - Diptera - Chironomidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1800Tendipes Meigen p. 17
1803Chironomus Meigen p. 260
1878Chironomus Scudder p. 749
1890Palaeolycus Etheridge and Olliff p. 11
1890Chironomus Scudder p. 578
1905Chironomus Aldrich p. 111
1906Chironomus Kieffer p. 14
1937Chironomus Theobald p. 347
1992Chironomus Carpenter
2007Chironomus Doitteau and Nel

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
RankNameAuthor
subclassPterygota()
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
Mecopterida
superorderAntliophora
orderDiptera
infraorderCulicomorpha
superfamilyChironomoideaMacquart 1838
familyChironomidaeMacquart 1838
subfamilyChironominaeMacquart 1838
tribeChironominiMacquart 1838
genusChironomus

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
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 Bridgerian to the top of the Holocene or 50.30000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 46.2 Ma

Collections (35 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Bridgerian50.3 - 46.2USA (Wyoming) C. septus (122090) C. sp. (121306)
Bridgerian50.3 - 46.2USA (Colorado) C. depletus, C. patens (121146)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Russian Federation (Kaliningrad) C. microcephalus, C. brevirostris (147344) C. vagabundus, C. tenebrosus, C. elegantulus, C. umbraticus, C. meticulosus, C. umbrosus, C. inglorius, C. subobscurus, C. caliginosus, C. tenebricosus, C. abietarius, C. paludosus, C. uliginosus, C. lacunus, C. lacus (123927)
Chadronian37.2 - 33.9USA (Colorado) C. primaevus, C. scudderiellus, C. pausatus, C. requiescens (106379) C. pristinus, C. scudderiellus, C. requiescens (106381) C. proterus (124680) C. requiescens (124683) C. requiescens, C. sepultus (123119) C. scudderiellus (122977 124682)
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Germany C. sp. (122407)
MP 3028.4 - 23.03Germany C. sp. 6, C. sp. 7 pupa, C. sp. 8, C. sp. 10, C. sp. 11, C. antiquus, C. bituminosus, C. decrepitus (123945) C. sp. 9 pupa (154946)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03France (Bouches-Du-Rhone) C. serresi (122487) C. serresi, C. aquisextanus (122488)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03France C. aquisextanus (122535) C. serresi (122536)
Sarmatian12.7 - 11.608Germany (Baden-Württemberg) C. gaudini (117252) C. obsoletus (115305) C. oeningensis (113689)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Australia (New South Wales) C. venerabilis, Palaeolycus problematicus (132306)
Blancan4.9 - 1.8USA (Texas) C. kirklandi (154909)
Piacenzian3.6 - 2.588France C. pliocenicus (113996)
Piacenzian3.6 - 2.588Japan C. sp. (188976)
Gelasian2.588 - 1.806Greenland C. sp. (160144 160153)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117United Kingdom (Worcestershire) C. sp. (163070)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (Wisconsin) C. sp. (169406)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Canada (Ontario) C. sp. (174229 174230)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Madagascar C. sepultus (151372)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Brazil C. leucomelas (155717)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Tanzania C. inclusus, C. haustus (152189)