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Crane flies and allies
Temporal range: Triassic–Present
Crane fly
Scientific classification Edit this classification
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[edit]

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]


  1. ^ Pape, Thomas; Blagoderov, Vladimir; Mostovski, Mikhail B. "Order DIPTERA Linnaeus, 1758". In Zhang, Z.-Q. (ed.). 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 (eds.). Manual of Afrotropical Diptera. Suricata 4. Vol. 1. Introductory chapters and keys to Diptera families. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. pp. 253–265.

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