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Taxonavigation: Ptychopteroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Nematocera
Infraordo: Ptychopteromorpha
Superfamilia: Ptychopteroidea

Familia: Ptychopteridae
Subfamiliae (5): Bittacomorphinae - Ptychopterinae - †Eoptychopterinae - †Eoptychopterininae - †Proptychopterininae

Overview of genera (3 + 12†)[edit]

Architendipes – Bittacomorpha – Bittacomorphella – †Bolboia – †Brodilka – †Crenoptychoptera – †Doptychoptera – †Eoptychoptera – †Eoptychopterina – †Leptychoptera – †Nedoptychoptera – †Probittacomorpha – †Proptychopterina – Ptychoptera – †Zhiganka
Source: Lukashevich (2008)


  • Ptychopteridae



  • Krzemiński, W.; Kania, I.; Nel, A. 2012: Probittacomorpha brisaci n. sp. (Ptychopteridae, Bittacomorphinae) from the Late Miocene of Montagne d’Andance, Saint Bauzile, Ardèche (France). Zootaxa 3521: 80-88. Preview reference page 
  • Nakamura, T.; Saigusa, T. 2009: Taxonomic study of the family Ptychopteridae of Japan (Diptera). Zoosymposia, 3: 273–303. Preview
  • Kang, Z.; Yao, G.; Yang, D. 2013: Five new species of Ptychoptera Meigen with a key to species from China (Diptera: Ptychopteridae). Zootaxa 3682 (4): 541-555. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3682.4.5 reference page 
  • Paramonov, N.M. 2013: Ptychopteridae, a family of flies (Diptera) new to the Philippine Islands with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 3682 (4): 584-588. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3682.4.10 reference page 
  • Lukashevich, E. D. 2008: Ptychopteridae (Insecta: Diptera): History of its study and limits of the family. Paleontological Journal 42(1): 66–74. doi: 10.1007/s11492-008-1011-1. Abstract Reference page 

Vernacular names[edit]

English: phantom crane flies
日本語: コシボソガガンボ科
suomi: Kummitussääsket
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