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Insecta - Diptera - Chironomidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1838Chironominae Macquart
1906Chironominae Kieffer p. 7
2002Longicopula Hong p. 181
2002Longicopulini Hong p. 181
2002Longicopula xilutianensis Hong p. 182 figs. Pl 15, figs 1,2; text-fig 2.7.66-85
2002Longipedia Hong p. 187
2002Longipedia longa Hong p. 188 figs. Pl 16, fig 3; text-fig 2.7.86-93
2002Lacusitendipes Hong p. 190
2002Lacusitendipini Hong p. 190
2002Lacusitendipes latus Hong p. 191 figs. Pl 17, fig 1; text-fig 2.7.98-107
2002Maculitendipes Hong p. 194
2002Maculitendipes sinabarius Hong p. 194 figs. Pl 17, fig 3; text-fig 2.7.108-117
2002Chaititendipes Hong p. 197
2002Chaititendipes badius Hong p. 197 figs. Pl 16, fig 2; text-fig 2.7.118-129
2002Frutexitendipini Hong p. 201
2002Frutexitendipes Hong p. 202
2002Frutexitendipes dongzhouheensis Hong p. 202 figs. Pl 18, fig 1; text-fig 2.7.130-142
2002Noditendipes Hong p. 205
2002Noditendipes guchengziensis Hong p. 205 figs. Pl 19, fig 1; text-fig 2.7.143-155
2002Dongbeitendipes Hong p. 208
2002Dongbeitendipes foliolatus Hong p. 209 figs. Pl 18, fig 2; text-fig 2.7.156-165
2002Hamicaudini Hong p. 212
2002Hamicaudus Hong p. 213
2002Hamicaudus osteneus Hong p. 213 figs. Pl 18, fig 3; text-fig 2.7.168-176
2002Yangitendipes Hong p. 217
2002Yangitendipes longivalvatus Hong p. 217 figs. Pl 20, fig 2; text-fig 2.7.177-187
2007Chironominae Doitteau and Nel p. 44
2007Chironominae Seredszus and Wichard p. 82
2010Chironominae Giłka p. 714
2013Chironominae Giłka and Zakrzewska p. 570
2014Chironominae Zakrzewska and Giłka p. 336
2016Chironominae Giłka et al. p. 391
2016Chironominae Zakrzewska et al. p. 3
2018Chironominae Giłka and Zakrzewska p. 256

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
superfamilyChironomoideaMacquart 1838
familyChironomidaeMacquart 1838
subfamilyChironominaeMacquart 1838
subfamilyChironominaeMacquart 1838

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.

No diagnoses are available
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): 48.6 Ma

Collections (53 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8China (Liaoning) Chironomus minimus (125469) Fushunitendipes eocenicus, Fushunitendipes longipalpulatus, Fushunitendipes lobotes, Fushunitendipes uracanthodes, Fushunitendipes platamodes, Fushunitendipes trichodes, Fushunitendipes limnetes, Microtendipes melainus, Microtendipes longifemerales, Microtendipes labrosus, Aspinus orientalus, Aspinus amblopteres, Aspinus stenopteres (124530) Latitendipes wanghuacunensis, Longigastrula fushunensis, Longicopula xilutianensis, Longipedia longa, Lacusitendipes latus, Maculitendipes sinabarius, Chaititendipes badius, Frutexitendipes dongzhouheensis, Noditendipes guchengziensis, Dongbeitendipes foliolatus, Hamicaudus osteneus, Yangitendipes longivalvatus (124820) Nandeva pudens (125934)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8India (Gujarat) Gujaratomyia miripes (124463)
MP 755.8 - 48.6France (Oise) Endochironomus eocenicus, Prolipiniella magnifica, Paratendipes separata, Megacentron eocenicus, Microtendipes eocenicus (123850)
Bridgerian50.3 - 46.2USA (Colorado) Chironomus depletus, Chironomus patens (121146)
Bridgerian50.3 - 46.2USA (Wyoming) Chironomus septus (122090) Chironomus sp. (121306)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Ukraine Chironominae indet., Cladopelma sp. (113621) Rheotanytarsus alliciens (153882) Tanytarsus serafini, Archistempellina bifurca, Archistempellina falcifera, Corneliola avia, Tanytarsus congregabilis, Archistempellina perkovskyi, Stempellinella ivanovae (122997)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Russian Federation (Kaliningrad) Chironomus microcephalus, Chironomus brevirostris (147344) Chironomus vagabundus, Chironomus tenebrosus, Chironomus elegantulus, Chironomus umbraticus, Chironomus meticulosus, Chironomus umbrosus, Chironomus inglorius, Chironomus subobscurus, Chironomus caliginosus, Chironomus tenebricosus, Chironomus abietarius, Chironomus paludosus, Chironomus uliginosus, Chironomus lacunus, Chironomus lacus, Tanytarsus insularis, Tanytarsus wulpii, Tanytarsus maritimus, Camptocladius flexuosus, Camptocladius sinuosus (123927) Phaenopsectra meunieri, Stempellina exigua, Stempellinella bicorna (145846)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Poland Tanytarsus serafini, Corneliola avia, Stempellinella ivanovae, Tanytarsus fereci, Stempellinella electra, Tanytarsus glaesarius, Tanytarsus protogregarius (110737)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Russian Federation Stempellina exigua (154572) Tanytarsini indet., Tanytarsus serafini, Archistempellina falcifera, Corneliola avia, Caladomyia szadziewskii, Archistempellina perkovskyi, Tanytarsus glaesarius, Tanytarsus protogregarius, Eonandeva helva, Eonandeva latistyla, Rheotanytarsus hoffeinsorum, Tanytarsus crocota, Stempellinella fibra (123419)
Chadronian37.2 - 33.9USA (Colorado) Chironomus primaevus, Chironomus scudderiellus, Chironomus pausatus, Chironomus requiescens (106379) Chironomus pristinus, Chironomus scudderiellus, Chironomus requiescens (106381) Chironomus proterus (124680) Chironomus requiescens (124683) Chironomus requiescens, Chironomus sepultus (123119) Chironomus scudderiellus (122977 124682)
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Germany Chironomus sp. (122407)
MP 3028.4 - 23.03Germany Chironomus sp. 6, Chironomus sp. 7 pupa, Chironomus sp. 8, Chironomus sp. 10, Chironomus sp. 11, Chironomus antiquus, Chironomus bituminosus, Chironomus decrepitus (123945) Chironomus sp. 9 pupa (154946)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03France (Bouches-Du-Rhone) Chironomus serresi (122487) Chironomus serresi, Chironomus aquisextanus (122488)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03France Chironomus aquisextanus (122535) Chironomus serresi (122536)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97China (Shandong) Bythomyia oryctes (128552)
Sarmatian12.7 - 11.608Germany (Baden-Württemberg) Chironomus gaudini (117252) Chironomus obsoletus (115305) Chironomus oeningensis (113689)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Australia (New South Wales) Chironomus venerabilis, Palaeolycus problematicus (132306)
Blancan4.9 - 1.8USA (Texas) Tanytarsus sp., Chironomus kirklandi, Chironomus sp. (154909)
Piacenzian3.6 - 2.588France Chironomus pliocenicus (113996)
Piacenzian3.6 - 2.588Japan Chironomus sp. (188976)
Gelasian2.588 - 1.806Greenland Axarus sp. (160146) Chironomini indet., Endochironomus sp. (160145) Chironomini indet., Endochironomus sp., Micropsectra sp. (160143) Chironomus sp. (160153) Chironomus sp., Axarus sp. (160144)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (Wisconsin) Chironomus sp. (169406)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117United Kingdom (Worcestershire) Chironomus sp. (163070)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Canada (Ontario) Chironomus sp., Micropsectra sp., Tanytarsina indet. (174229) Chironomus sp., Tanytarsina indet. (174230)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Brazil Chironomus leucomelas (155717)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0New Zealand Tendipedini indet. (164244)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Tanzania Chironomus inclusus, Chironomus haustus (152189)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Madagascar Chironomus sepultus (151372)