Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Hexapoda > Class Insecta > Subclass Pterygota > Order Diptera > Suborder Nematocera > Infraorder Culicomorpha > Family Chironomidae > Subfamily Chironominae > Tribe Chironomini

Chironomus Meigen, 1803

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Camptochironomus Kieffer, 1918 generic synonym
Chaetolabis Townes, 1945 generic synonym
Holtedahlia Kieffer, 1922 generic synonym
Lobochironomus Ryser, Wuelker & Scholl, 1985 generic synonym
Tendipes Meigen, 1800 generic synonym


Chironomus (Chaetolabis) Townes, 1945
Chironomus (Chironomus) Meigen, 1803
Chironomus (Lobochironomus) Ryser, Wuelker & Scholl, 1985
Chironomus halophilus Kieffer
Chironomus salinarius Kieffer, 1915


basis of record

Cheng, L. (Ed.) (1976). Marine insects. North-Holland Publishing Company: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 0-444-11213-8. XII, 581 pp.

additional source

Grootaert, P.; De Bruyn, L; De Meyer, M. (1991). Catalogue of the Diptera of Belgium. Studiedocumenten van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen, 70: 338pp.

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Macfarlane, R.P.; Maddison, P.A.; Andrew, I.G.; Berry, J.A.; Johns, P.M.; Hoarre, R.J.B.; Larivière, M.; Greenslade, P.; Henderson, R.C.; Smithers, C.N.; Palma, R.L.; Ward, J.B.; Pilgrim, R.L.C.; Towns, D.R.; McLellan, I.; Teulon, D.A.J.; Hitchings, T.R.; Eastop, V.F.; Martin, N.A.; Fletcher, M.J.; Stufkens, A.W.; Dale, P.J.; Burckhardt, D.; Buckley, T.R. (2010). Phylum Arthropoda Subphylum Hexapoda: Protura, springtails, Diplura, insects, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2010). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 2. Kingdom Animalia: Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, Ichnofossils. pp. 233-467.



External Links



WoRMS (2014). Chironomus Meigen, 1803. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:146802

& Spies, Martin Saether, Ole A.. Chironomus Meigen, 1803. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=131872




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