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Protapiocera megista

Insecta - Diptera - Protapioceridae

Taxonomy
Protapiocera megista was named by Ren (1998). Its type specimen is GMCB LB97002, an exoskeleton, and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Near Chaomidian Village (GMC Beijing coll), which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large mudstone in the Yixian Formation of China. It is the type species of Protapiocera.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1998Protapiocera megista Ren p. 76 figs. 17,18; pl 3, figs 1,2; pl 4, fig 2

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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
superfamilyAsiloidea
familyProtapioceridae
genusProtapiocera
speciesmegista

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