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Taxonavigation: Chironomoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Nematocera
Infraordo: Culicomorpha
Superfamilia: Chironomoidea

Familia: Chironomidae
Subfamilia: Podonominae
Genus: Archaeochlus
Species (3): A. bicirratus – A. biko – A. drakensbergensis



  • Brundin, L. 1966: Transantarctic relationships and their significance, as evidenced by chironomid midges with a monograph of the subfamilies Podonominae and Aphroteniinae and the austral Heptagyiae. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskapsacademiens Handlingar, series 4, 11(1):1–472.
  • Cranston, P.S.; Edward, D.H.D.; Colless, D.H. 1987: Archaeochlus Brundin: a midge out of time (Diptera: Chironomidae). Systematic entomology, 12: 313–334. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.1987.tb00204.x PDF
  • Cranston, P.S.; Edward, D.H.D.; Cook, L.G. 2002: New status, species, distribution records and phylogeny for Australian mandibulate Chironomidae (Diptera). Australian journal of entomology, 41: 357–366. DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-6055.2002.00304.x PDF