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Tipula paludosa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Infraorder: Tipulomorpha
Superfamily: Tipuloidea

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Tipuloidea is a superfamily of flies containing the living families Pediciidae and Tipulidae and the extinct families Architipulidae and Eolimnobiidae.[1]

At least 15,300 species of crane flies have been described, most of them (75%) by the specialist Charles Paul Alexander.


  1. ^ Petersen, M.J.; Bertone, M.A.; Wiegmann, B.M.; Courtney, G.W. 2010: Phylogenetic synthesis of morphological and molecular data reveals new insights into the higher-level classification of Tipuloidea (Diptera). Systematic entomology, 35: 526-545. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00524.x