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Short description: Infraorder of flies

Crane flies and allies
Temporal range: Triassic–Present
Crane fly
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Nematocera
Infraorder: Tipulomorpha
Superfamilies and families

The Tipulomorpha are an infraorder of Nematocera, containing the crane flies, a very large group, and allied families.


The Tipulomorpha comprise five extant families.[1][2]

Extinct superfamilies

One recent classification based largely on fossils splits this group into a series of extinct superfamilies (below), and includes members of other infraorders, but this has not gained wide acceptance.[citation needed]

  • Superfamily Eopolyneuroidea
    • Family Eopolyneuridae - (Upper Triassic)
    • Family Musidoromimidae - (Upper Triassic)
  • Superfamily Tipulodictyoidea extinct
    • Family Tipulodictyidae - (Upper Triassic)
  • Superfamily Tanyderophryneoidea extinct
    • Family Tanyderophryneidae - (Middle Jurassic)


  1. Pape, Thomas; Blagoderov, Vladimir; Mostovski, Mikhail B.. "Order DIPTERA Linnaeus, 1758". in Zhang, Z.-Q.. Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness.. 
  2. Wiegmann, BM; Yeates, DK (2017). "Phylogeny of the Diptera". in Kirk-Spriggs, AH; Sinclair, BJ. Manual of Afrotropical Diptera.. Suricata 4.. 1. Introductory chapters and keys to Diptera families.. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. pp. 253–265. 

External links

Wikidata ☰ Q2737223 entry