The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Araucoderus gloriosus (Alexander, 1920)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: late 1800's

Rediscovered in December 2013















Original scientific description:

Alexander, C. P. (1920). A New subfamily of tanyderid flies (Diptera). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 13: 402-407.


Other references:

Madriz Villanueva, Ruben Isaí. (2016). Rediscovery of one of the rarest species of Tanyderidae: an anecdotal account. Flytimes 56: 14-17.

Madriz Villanueva, Ruben Isaí. (2017). The primitive crane flies (Diptera: Tanyderidae). Dissertation, Iowa State University. ix + 454 pp.

Madriz Villanueva, Ruben Isaí and Courtney, G. W. (2016). The Neotropical tanyderid Araucoderus gloriosus (Alexander) (Diptera, Tanyderidae), with description of the egg, larva and pupa, redescription of adults, and notes on natural history. Zootaxa 4158(3): 325-351.


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