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Tanypus  Meigen, 1803
Taxonomic Serial No.: 128324

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Pelopia Meigen, 1800
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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  
                                                 GenusTanypus Meigen, 1803  
    Direct Children:  
                                                    Species Tanypus clavatus Beck, 1962  
                                                    Species Tanypus concavus Roback, 1971  
                                                    Species Tanypus imperialis Sublette, 1964  
                                                    Species Tanypus neopunctipennis Sublette, 1964  
                                                    Species Tanypus nubifer Coquillett, 1905  
                                                    Species Tanypus parastellatus Sublette, 1964  
                                                    Species Tanypus punctipennis Meigen, 1818  
                                                    Species Tanypus stellatus Coquillett, 1902  
                                                    Species Tanypus telus Roback, 1971  
                                                    Species Tanypus vilipennis (Kieffer, 1918)  

  Expert: John H. Epler, Ph. D.  
  Notes: Systematic Entomologist.   
  Reference for: Tanypus    
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  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Tanypus   
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  Comment: John Epler's comments follow: Hendel's 1908 paper that uncovered the existence of the two Meigen papers (1800 and 1803) in which Meigen first described Tendipes and Pelopia. He later (1803) called them Chironomus and Tanypus. 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 Tanypus not Pelopia.  



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