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Taxonomic Serial No.: 127994

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subfamily  
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 1999   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderDiptera  – mosca, mosquito, gnats, mosquitoes, true flies  
                                  SuborderNematocera  – long-horned flies  
                                        FamilyChironomidae  – midges, moucherons  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Tribe Coelotanypodini   
                                              Tribe Macropelopiini   
                                              Tribe Natarsiini   
                                              Tribe Pentaneurini   
                                              Tribe Procladiini   
                                              Tribe Tanypodini   

  Expert: John H. Epler, Ph. D.  
  Notes: Systematic Entomologist.   
  Reference for: Tanypodinae    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Tanypodinae   
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  Comment: John Epler's comments on this name follow: Keiffer established the subfamily Tanypodinae in 1806, before Hendel's 1808 paper that uncovered the existence of the two Meigen papers (1800 and 1803) in which Meigen first described Tendipes and Pelopia. Meigen later (1803) called them Chironomus and Tanypus. After Hendel's paper, Kieffer then established the subfamily name Pelopiinae, replacing Tanypodinae in 1811. Opinion 678 of the ICZN suppressed the names from 1800 (Tendipes and Pelopia) and also recommended that the family, subfamily and tribe names be based on Meigen's 1803 work, not the 1800 paper. Hence the use of the subfamily Tanypodinae.  



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