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Archimelzira americana

Insecta - Diptera - Archizelmiridae

Taxonomy
Archimelzira americana was named by Grimaldi et al. (2003). Its type specimen is AMNH NJ-258, an exoskeleton, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is White Oaks Pit (Old Crossman's Clay Pits), which is in a Turonian delta plain amber/lignite in the Raritan Formation of New Jersey. It is the type species of Archimelzira.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2003Archimelzira americana Grimaldi et al. pp. 373-374 figs. 6.6, 9

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
CercophoraBörner 1904
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
RankNameAuthor
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
Mecopterida
superorderAntliophora
orderDiptera
NeodipteraMichelsen 1994
infraorderBibionomorpha
superfamilySciaroideaBillberg 1820
familyArchizelmiridae
genusArchimelzira
speciesamericana

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