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Insecta - Diptera

Heterodactyla is an unranked clade. It is extant.

It was assigned to Brachycera by Shin et al. (2018).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2018Heterodactyla Shin et al.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
CercophoraBörner 1904
subclassPterygota(Brauer 1885)
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
NeodipteraMichelsen 1994
suborderBrachyceraZetterstedt 1842

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 Bajocian to the top of the Holocene or 170.30000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 166.1 Ma

Collections (328 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Bajocian - Bathonian170.3 - 166.1Mongolia (Bayan-Khongor) Protoreogeton admirabilis (114615)
Bajocian - Bathonian170.3 - 166.1Russian Federation (Krasnoyarsk) Palaeoplatypygus zaitzevi (118010)
Callovian - Oxfordian166.1 - 157.3Kazakhstan (Chimkent) Homalocnemimus abjugatus (105970) Homalocnemimus abjugatus, Protempis antennata (106101) Homalocnemimus sp. (105971) Homalocnemimus sp., Homalocnemimus abjugatus (105426)
Early/Lower Berriasian145.0 - 140.2United Kingdom (England) Dianafranksia fisheri (125985)
Late/Upper Berriasian145.0 - 140.2United Kingdom (England) Opetiala shatalkini (103833)
Middle Berriasian145.0 - 140.2United Kingdom (England) Empididae indet. (104008)
Late/Upper Barremian130.0 - 125.45Lebanon Chimeromyia sp., Chimeromyia mediobscura, Chimeromyia pilitibia, Lebanopeza azari (122471) Cyclorrhapha indet., Trichinites cretaceus, Microphorites extinctus (124276) Phaetempis lebanensis (123001) Platypezidae indet., Microphorites similis, Microphorites oculeus, Chimeromyia reducta, Lebambromyia acrai (122359)
Barremian129.4 - 125.0Spain (Cataluña) Sciomyzidae larva sp. 3 (118325)
Barremian129.4 - 125.0Lebanon Atelestites senectus, Phaetempis lebanensis, Avenaphora hispida, Sympycnites primaevus, Chimeromyia intriguea, Chimeromyia acuta, Lonchopterites prisca, Lonchopteromorpha asetocella, Archisciada lebanensis, Alonchoptera lebanica (123017)
Early/Lower Aptian125.45 - 122.46China (Liaoning) Protapiocera convergens (119055) Protapiocera megista, Protapiocera ischyra, Protempis minuta (138436)
Early/Lower Aptian125.45 - 122.46China (Hebei) Basilorhagio venustus (107001)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0Russian Federation (Buryatia) Hermaeomyia armata, Parnasos firmipes (113353) Hermaeomyia armata, Parnasos pessimus (106103) Hermaeomyia baisica, Hermaeomyia armata, Hermaeomyia bellula, Hermaeomyia unisaetigera, Hermaeomyia parva, Parnasos dissimilis, Parnasos pessimus, Proplatypeza parva, Proplatypeza caelebs, Proplatypeza amabilis (119498) Hermaeomyia bellula, Hermaeomyia unisaetigera, Maritulus sospes (125791) Hermaeomyia bisaetigera (125792) Hermaeomyia bisaetigera, Proplatypeza amabilis (125413) Hermaeomyia saeticaudata (122551) Hermaeomyia sp. (122548) Hermaeomyia sp., Hermaeomyia armata, Hermaeomyia bellula, Maritulus sospes, Parnasos firmipes, Parnasos pessimus, Proplatypeza parva, Proplatypeza amabilis (122549) Hermaeomyia unisaetigera, Parnasos pessimus, Proplatypeza parva, Proplatypeza amabilis (119441) Maritulus sospes (125797) Sciadoceridae indet. (125795)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0Mongolia (Govi-Altai) Bombyliidae indet., Empididae indet., Hybotidae indet. (122332)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0Mongolia Ironomyiidae indet., Palaeopetia tertia, Palaeopetia gemina, Palaeopetia volacris, Palaeopetia longisaetigera, Palaeopetia mina, Hermaeomyia asaetigera, Hermaeomyia opinata, Proplatypeza secunda, Proplatypeza bontsaganica (103657)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0China (Shandong) Mesopetia tuanwangensis (125196) Palaeopetia laiyangensis, Lithopetia hirsuta (106313) Pseudapiocera shandongensis (161254) Sinolesta lata (154887)
Late/Upper Aptian122.46 - 112.03Brazil (Ceará) Asilidae indet., Asiloidea indet., Cretomydas santanensis (122557) Therevidae indet., Araripogon sp. 2?, Araripogon axelrodi (122352)
Late/Upper Aptian122.46 - 112.03Australia (Victoria) Acalyptratae indet. (77192)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Jordan Curvus khuludi, Kurnubempis palistinicus (124847)
Late/Upper Albian105.3 - 99.6France (Poitou-Charentes) Microphorites deploegi, Prioriphora schroederhohenwarthi (99114)
Late/Upper Albian105.3 - 99.6Spain (Álava) Chimeromyia alava, Chimeromyina concilia, Alavesia subiasi, Euliphora grimaldii (108769)