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Chironomus obsoletus

Insecta - Diptera - Chironomidae

Taxonomy
Chironomus obsoletus was named by Heer (1849). It is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Oeningen (Carlsruhe collection), which is in a Sarmatian lacustrine - large limestone in the Upper Freshwater-Molasse Formation of Germany.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1849Chironomus obsoletus Heer p. 190 figs. Pl 14, fig 15

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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
infraorderCulicomorpha
superfamilyChironomoideaMacquart 1838
familyChironomidaeMacquart 1838
subfamilyChironominaeMacquart 1838
tribeChironominiMacquart 1838
genusChironomus
speciesobsoletus

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: Sarmatian or 12.70000 to 11.60800 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Sarmatian12.7 - 11.608Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Chironomus obsoletus (type locality: 115305)