Original and used names: Cordyla nitens Winnertz, 1864:955.
Swedish sources: Cordyla fusca [misid.]: Zetterstedt 1852:4342 [GO]; Cordyla nitens: Plassmann 1974:352 [LU]; Plassmann 1975c:28 [LU]; Plassmann 1975b:52 [LU]; Plassmann 1978b:152 [LU]; Hackman et al. 1988:310 [Sweden]; Chandler (2005) [Sweden]; Kurina et al. 2005:479 [SM, ÖG]; Cordyla nitens: Kjærandsen et al. 2007:63 [Boreal–boreonemoral — •SM•GO•ÖG•SÖ•LU•]; Jakovlev, Kjærandsen & Viklund 2008:38 [SÖ].
World distribution: Palaearctic; in Europe known from the northern and central parts.
Remarks: The record by Zetterstedt (1852) was not included by Kjærandsen (2005).