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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Ephemeroptera
Subordo: Pisciformia
Superfamilia: Heptagenioidea

Familia: Heptageniidae
Genera: Acanthomola – Afghanurus – Afronurus – Anepeorus – ArthropleaAtopopus – Cinygma – CinygmulaCompsoneuria – Compsoneuriella – DacnogeniaDarthusEcdyonurusElectrogenaEpeorusHeptageniaIron – Ironodes – Kageronia – Leucrocuta – Maccaffertium – Macdunnoa – NixeNotacanthurus – Paegniodes – Raptoheptagenia – Rhithrogena – Rhithrogeniella – Stenacron – Stenonema – ThalerosphyrusTrichogenia

Name

Heptageniidae

Synonyms

Ecdyonuridae

References

Boonsoong, B., Auychinda, C., Sartori, M. & Khanyom, N. 2021. First record of Paegniodes Eaton, 1881 (Ephemeroptera, Heptageniidae) from Thailand with description of a new species. ZooKeys 1036: 153–170. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.1036.64880 Open access Reference page.
Boonsoong, B. & Sartori, M. 2015: A new species of Compsoneuriella Ulmer, 1939 (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae) from Thailand. Zootaxa 3936(1): 123–130. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3936.1.7. Reference page.
Braasch, D.; Boonsoong, B. 2010: A contribution to the Heptageniidae (Insecta, Ephemeroptera) of Thailand and Malaysia. Zootaxa 2610: 1–26. Preview
Boonsoong, B.; Braasch, D. 2013: Heptageniidae (Insecta, Ephemeroptera) of Thailand. ZooKeys, 272: 61–93. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.272.3638 Reference page.
Zhou, C.-F. & L.-Y. Zheng 2003: The genus Cinygmina (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae) in China, with a description of a new species. Acta Entomologica Sinica 46 (6): 755–760. Abstract: [1].
Braasch, D. 2011: New species of the family Heptageniidae (Ephemeroptera) from Borneo and the Philippines. Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, 58(2): 201–219. DOI: 10.1002/mmnd.201100024

Vernacular names
English: stream mayflies

The Heptageniidae (synonym: Ecdyonuridae) are a family of mayflies with over 500 described species mainly distributed in the Holarctic, Oriental, and Afrotropical regions, and also present in the Central American Tropics and extreme northern South America.[1] These are generally rather small mayflies with three long tails. The wings are usually clear with prominent venation although species with variegated wings are known. As in most mayflies, the males have large compound eyes, but not divided into upper and lower parts (the group is sometimes referred to as flat-headed mayflies).

Heptageniids breed mainly in fast-flowing streams (an alternative common name is stream mayflies), but some species use still waters. The nymphs have a flattened shape and are usually dark in colour. They use a wide range of food sources with herbivorous, scavenging, and predatory species known.

The oldest described member of the family is Amerogenia from the Turonian aged New Jersey amber.
References

Wang, T.-Q; MCCafferty W.P. (March 2004). "Heptageniidae (Ephemeroptera) of the World. Part I: Phylogenetic Higher Classification". Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 130 (1): 11–45. JSTOR 25078834.

Chinery, Michael (1986). Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe. London: Collins. ISBN 0-00-219170-9.
McGavin, George C. (2005). Insects and Spiders. London: Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 1-4053-0596-7.
Webb, J.M.; McCafferty W.P. (30 October 2008). "Heptageniidae of the World: Part II". Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification: 1–55. doi:10.3752/cjai.2008.07. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
Fauna Europaea
Nomina Insecta Nearctica

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