Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 69–74 | Cite as

Most Interesting Findings from Remnants of Chironomid (Insecta: Diptera: Chironomidae) Larvae in Layers of a 200-Year-Old Stratum of Lake Oron Bottom Sediments

  • I. V. Enushchenko


The remnants of chironomid larvae from layers of the 10-cm-thick bottom sediment in Lake Oron have been studied. Six taxons unknown in the current chironomid fauna of the lake have been identified: Abiskomyia rivalis, Corynoneura arctica-type, Mesocricotopus thienemanni, Metriocnemus eurynotus-type, Nanocladius rectinervis-type, and Robackia pilicauda. The most probable reasons for the disappearance of these species from the Oron fauna, which are related to environmental changes caused by global climate changes, are considered.


paleolimnology Chironomidae biogeography climate environmental changes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Limnological Institute, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia
  2. 2.Vitimskii State Nature ReserveBodaiboRussia

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