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Family Ironomyiidae McAlpine and Martin 1966 (ironic fly)

Insecta - Diptera

PaleoDB taxon number: 139155

Full reference: J. F. McAlpine and J. E. H. Martin. 1966. Systematics of Sciadoceridae and relatives with descriptions of two new genera and species from Canadian amber and erection of family Ironomyiidae (Diptera: Phoroidea). The Canadian Entomologist 98:527-544

Parent taxon: Platypezoidea according to B. M. Wiegmann et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Lithopetia, Lonchopteridae, Opetiala, Opetiidae, Phoridae, Platypezidae

Subtaxa: Cretonomyia, Lebambromyia, Sinolestinae

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