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Diptera (fly)

Insecta - Diptera

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Diptera Linnaeus p. 341
1761Diptera Linnaeus p. 428
1763Halterata Scopoli p. 315
1764Diptera Müller p. 76
1766Diptera Schaeffer
1767Diptera Linnaeus p. 969
1768Diptera Strøm p. 351
1770Diptera Drury
1771Diptera Forster p. 95
1775Antliata Fabricius p. 746
1776Diptera Müller p. 166
1780Diptera Harris
1796Diptera Latreille p. 150
1798Antliata Fabricius p. 547
1802Diptera Latreille p. 418
1849Agromyza protogaea Heer p. 253 figs. Pl 17, fig 22
1856Aemodipsus Aymard p. 234
1856Aemodipsus bornensis Aymard p. 234
1856Dichaneurum Aymard p. 234
1856Aphis dubia Giebel p. 389
1877Lasioptera recessa Scudder pp. 745-746
1877Musca vinculata Scudder p. 758
1878Diadocidia terricola Scudder p. 750
1890Musca vinculata Scudder p. 554 figs. Pl 5 fig 77
1890Diadocidia terricola Scudder p. 598 figs. Pl 10 figs 10, 11
1890Lasioptera recessa Scudder p. 600 figs. Pl 5 figs 29-31
1910Atherix exigua Meunier p. 74 figs. Pl 3, fig 22
1928Mycetobia terricola Edwards p. 25
1937Atherix saunieri Theobald p. 145 figs. Pl XI fig 7
1937Phytomyza vetusta Theobald p. 244 figs. Pl XVIII fig 14; Pl V fig 8, 11
1937Agromyza incerta Theobald p. 245 figs. Pl XVIII fig 16
1937Cyrtonotum gigas Theobald p. 288 figs. Pl XX fig 8
1937Agromyza serresi Theobald p. 356 figs. Pl XXIII fig 7, 7a
1938Vinculomusca Townsend p. 166
1938Vinculomusca vinculata Townsend p. 166
1953Diptera Bode
1983Diptera Hong p. 3
1988Simulium ventricum Lin p. 337 figs. Pl 1, fig 3; text-fig 3
1992Diptera Carpenter
1992Vinculomusca Carpenter
1994Mycetobia terricola Evenhuis
1994Vinculomusca Evenhuis
1999Xylomya shcherbakovi Mostovski p. 106 figs. Fig 5,6
2004Diptera Kukalová-Peck and Lawrence
2010Diptera Minet et al.
2010Nakridletia Vršanský et al. p. 2
2011Diptera Beutel et al.
2014Diptera Misof et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
superclassHexapodaLatreille 1825
Cercofilata
classInsecta
RankNameAuthor
Dicondylia
Paranotalia
subclassPterygota()
NeopterygotaCrampton 1924
infraclassNeopteraMartynov 1923
Holometabola
Aparaglossata
Mecopterida
superorderAntliophora
orderDiptera
orderDiptera

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
Measurements
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 Aegean to the top of the Holocene or 247.20000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 242.0 Ma

Collections (1078 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Aegean247.2 - 242.0France Diptera indet., Nematocera pupa sp. 2, Archilimonia vogesiana (107683) Diptera indet., Nematocera pupae sp. 1, Nematocera pupae sp. 3, Nematocera pupae sp. 4, Nematocera pupae sp. 5, Nematocera pupae sp. 6, Louisa nova, Tanus triassicus, Vymrhyphus blagoderovi, Gallia alsatica, Grauvogelia arzvilleriana, Voltziapupa tentata, Voltziapupa cornuta, Anisinodus crinitus, Archilimonia grauvogeliana (106916) Nematocera larvae sp. 7, Voltziapupa tentata (107681)
Aegean247.2 - 242.0France (Bas-Rhin) Nematocera larvae sp. 8, Voltziapupa tentata (97620)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Kazakhstan Nadiptera kaluginae (113405)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Argentina Trihennigma zavattierii (152023)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Kyrgyzstan (Osh) Dilemmala specula (110766) Kuperwoodia benefica (113406) Mabelysia charlesi, Gnomusca renyxa, Anemeca liya, Vymrhyphus triassicus (106090) Psychotipa depicta, Nadiptera pulchella (106088) Psychotipa predicta, Gnomusca molecula, Vymrhyphus tuomikoskii (105007)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Italy Nematocera indet. (132851)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Australia (Queensland) Crosaphis anomala (123797) Tillyardiptera prima, Austrocramptonomyia minuta, Veriplecia handlirschi (113431)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (North Carolina) Diptera indet., Tipulomorpha indet., Architipula youngi, Veriplecia rugosa, Yala argentata, Alinka cara (55493) Metarchilimonia krzeminskorum, Metarchilimonia solita, Triassopsychoda olseni, Yalea rectimedia, Virginiptera certa, Virginiptera similis, Virginiptera lativentra, Brachyrhyphus distortus, Crosaphis virginiensis, Prosechamyia trimedia, Prosechamyia dimedia (106479)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Kazakhstan Vladiptera kovalevi (113404)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3United Kingdom (England) Aenne triassica (115590) Rhaetania dianae (113961)
Hettangian - Sinemurian201.3 - 190.8Kyrgyzstan (Tonskiy) Crosaphididae indet., Protorhyphus turanicus, Nadiptera anachrona, Rhaetofungivora reticulata, Rhaetofungivorodes defectivus, Archihesperinus phryneoides, Protolbiogaster rhaetica, Rhaetofungivora parva, Rhaetofungivora curta, Rhaetofungivora major, Rhaetofungivora destructimedia, Rhaetofungivora magniradius, Rhaetofungivora mediicubitalis, Rhaetofungivora magna, Rhaetofungivora radialis, Rhaetofungivora amasioides, Rhaetofungivora simplex, Architipula radiata, Architipula turanica, Architipula asiatica, Rhaetofungivora perreticulata, Rhaetofungivora maxima, Diplarchitipula destructa, Eoptychoptera vitrea, Mailotrichocera praedicta (105087) Syndixa liasina, Eoptychoptera aequidistans (105084) Tipulodictya minima, Diplopolyneura mirabilis, Eopolyneura tenuinervis, Pareopolyneura costalis, Musidoromima crassinervis, Dictyotipula densa, Diplarchitipula multimedialis, Dipterodictya tipuloides, Architendipes tshernovskiji, Palaeotendipes alexii, Dyspolyneura longipennis, Hyperpolyneura phryganeoides, Oligophryne fungivoroides, Rhaetomyia necopinata, Pleciodictya modesta, Protoligoneura fusicosta, Palaeoplecia rhaetica, Rhaetofungivora reticulata, Rhaetofungivorella subcosta, Protallactoneura turanica, Archipleciofungivora binerva, Archipleciomima obtusipennis, Palaeohesperinus longipennis, Rhaetofungivora parva, Rhaetofungivorella medialis, Rhaetofungivora subcostalis, Palaeohesperinus minor, Rhaetofungivora mediicubitalis, Rhaetofungivora quadrimedialis, Rhaetofungivorella analis, Rhaetofungivorella sectoralis, Rhaetofungivora radiimedialis, Paradictyodiptera trianalis (105086)
Sinemurian199.3 - 190.8Kyrgyzstan (Tonskiy) Phragmoligoneura incerta (113412)
Late/Upper Sinemurian196.5 - 189.6United Kingdom (England) Oligophryne britannica (123395)
Obtusum196.5 - 189.6United Kingdom (England) Prodocidia spectra (114638)
Turneri196.5 - 189.6United Kingdom (Dorset) Nannotanyderus oliviae (166829)
Turneri196.5 - 189.6United Kingdom (England) Megarhyphus amberae (123282)
Pliensbachian190.8 - 182.7Russian Federation (Kemerovo) Palaeobrachyceron nagatomii (125341)
Pliensbachian190.8 - 182.7Kyrgyzstan (Batken) Eoptychoptera shurabica (110817) Paraxymyia bianguliradia (105003)
Early/Lower Toarcian183.0 - 182.0Germany (Niedersachsen) Architipula bodei, Paratipula acuta, Rhopaloscolex longus, Rhopaloscolex brevis, Liassonympha guttula, Architipula arculifera (107556) Haplotipula majalis, Mikrotipula dixaeformis, Protoplecia hattorfensis, Paratipula robusta, Paratipula basiminuta, Leptotipula fastigata, Amphipromeca acuta, Cormophora arucaeformis, Apistogrypotes inflexa, Liassonympha compacta (107552) Metaxybittacus decipiens, Paratipula analiramosa, Paratipula veris, Paratipula aequabilis, Paratipula latealata, Haplotipula cubitoramosa, Eoasilidea fragmentosa, Propexis incerta, Liassonympha glans (107323) Nemestrinoidea indet., Metatrichopteridium confusum, Praemacrochile decipiens (117795) Ozotipula tarda, Protorhyphus ovisimilis, Heterorhyphus analivarius, Heterorhyphus latus, Acritorhyphus ramosus, Architipula bodeisimilis, Paratipula formosa, Homoeoptychopteris incerta, Culiciscolex gibberatus, Amianta eurycephala, Ellipes laesa, Amblylexis gibberata (107321) Palaeolimnobia maculosa, Metaxybittacus eximius, Proptychoptera minor, Paratipula ptychopteraeformis, Empidocampe retrocrassata, Liassonympha minuta (105002) Paratipula brunsvicensis (107555) Praemacrochile decipiens (114995) Proptychoptera ovalis, Cyrtomides maculatus, Sphallonymphites decurtatus (108447)
Early/Lower Toarcian183.0 - 182.0Germany Architipula minuta (122986) Eotipula parva, Mesotipula brachyptera, Proptychoptera liasina, Eoptychoptera simplex, Mesorhyphus nanus, Eoplecia primitiva, Mesorhyphus areolatus, Mesorhyphus anomalus, Phryganidium simplex, Protorhyphus stigmaticus, Proptychoptera maculata, Proptychoptera similis, Archirhyphus geinitzi, Macropeza liasina, Archibio mycetophilinus, Architipula elegans, Phryganidium seebachi, Architipula latipennis, Architipula stigmatica, Protipula crassa, Eotipula lapidaria, Metatrichopteridium confusum, Protobrachyceron liasinum, Proptychoptera megapolitana, Mesotipula curvata, Architipula pusilla, Architipula nana, Architipula minuta, Architipula parva, Architipula pulla, Architipula debilis, Architipula geinitzi, Architipula vicina, Architipula simplex, Architipula intermedia, Architipula obliqua, Architipula areolata, Architipula maior, Architipula conspicua, Architipula clara, Architipula dubia, Eotipula defuncta, Eotipula mortua, Eotipula longa, Eotipula coarctata, Phryganidium minimum, Phryganidium seebachi, Phryganidium sp. (123987) Rhagionidae indet., Nannotanyderus krzeminskii, Crenoptychoptera dobbertinensis, Liassobrachyceron kotejai, Protobrachyceron zessini, Praemacrochile decipiens, Praemacrochile dobbertinensis, Mailotrichocera mikereichi, Mailotrichocera variabilis (114991)