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Megathon zwicki

Insecta - Diptera - Blephariceridae

Taxonomy
Megathon zwicki was named by Lukashevich and Shcherbakov (1997). Its type specimen is PIN 3901/326, an exoskeleton (female fly), and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Obeshchayushchiy (PIN collection 3901), which is in a Campanian lacustrine - small mudstone in the Ola Formation of the Russian Federation. It is the type species of Megathon.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1997Megathon zwicki Lukashevich and Shcherbakov p. 642 figs. 1-10

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
CercophoraBörner 1904
classInsecta
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
RankNameAuthor
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
Mecopterida
superorderAntliophora
orderDiptera
suborderNematoceraLatreille 1825
infraorderBlephariceromorpha
familyBlephariceridaeLoew 1862
subfamilyBlepharicerinaeLoew 1862
tribeBlepharicerini
genusMegathon
specieszwicki

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