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Comptosia miranda

Insecta - Diptera - Bombyliidae

Taxonomy
Megacosmus mirandus was named by Cockerell (1909). It is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Florissant, Station 14, which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado. It is the type species of Megacosmus.

It was recombined as Comptosia miranda by Wedmann and Yeates (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1909Megacosmus mirandus Cockerell p. 11 figs. Pl 1, fig 1
2008Comptosia miranda Wedmann and Yeates p. 234 fig. 3,4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota()
RankNameAuthor
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
Mecopterida
superorderAntliophora
orderDiptera
NeodipteraMichelsen 1994
suborderBrachyceraZetterstedt 1842
Heterodactyla
familyBombyliidae()
subfamilyLomatiinaeSchiner 1868
tribeLomatiiniSchiner 1868
genusComptosiaMacquart 1840
speciesmiranda()

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