deciphering their diversity and evolutionary history

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Asiloid Flies
deciphering their diversity and evolutionary history

Sample of Asiloid Flies

Asilidae generic classification sensu Dikow 2009

The comprehensive cladistic study by Dikow (2009) proposes a revised, phylogenetic classification of Asilidae into 14 subfamily taxa. This phylogenetic study is based on a sample of 158 species from 140 genera representing all 11 previously recognized subfamily taxa (Hull 1962, Papavero 1973, Geller-Grimm 2004) and 39 of the 42 tribal taxa.

Only 140 out of 537 Asilidae genera (Geller-Grimm 2004) were included at the time in this phylogenetic analysis. However, all genera classified by Geller-Grimm (2004) in Apocleinae + Asilinae (174 genera, 29 included in Dikow (2009)), Dioctriinae (11, 6 included), Laphriinae + Laphystiinae (109, 27 included), Leptogastrinae (18, 5 included), Ommatiinae (8, 4 included plus Afroestricus), Stichopogoninae (11, 4 included), and Trigonomiminae (11, 4 included) can easily be placed within the revised classification as all of these taxa have been diagnosed sufficiently to evaluate whether the remaining unstudied genera are representatives of these monophyletic taxa.

Fifty-nine genera of Dasypogoninae and Stenopogoninae sensu previous authors were included in Dikow (2009) so that only 127 genera of these two taxa remained to be addressed in future phylogenetic analyses and placed within the higher-level taxa recognized in this revised classification. With the placement of the Afrotropical genera (Londt and Dikow in the Manual of Afrotropical Diptera) only 98 genera remain to be placed in this phylogenetic classification.

Below is a list of 556 valid Asilidae genera (plus 136 synonyms, 57 homonyms, and 5 nomina nuda) based on the world-catalog of Geller-Grimm (2004) with the addition of genera described since then. Note that 23 subgenera are also included and unpublished generic names are not included.

Last update: 2016-11-14.

Displaying 776 records.
Ablautus Loew, 1866 valid
subfamily: Willistonininae
tribe: Sisyrnodytini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Cyrtopogonini
Abrophila Daniels, 1987 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Acanthopleura Engel, 1927 homonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Engelepogon
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Engelepogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Acasilus Londt, 2005 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: (published after 2004)
Acnephalomyia Londt, 2010 valid
subfamily: Willistonininae
tribe: Sisyrnodytini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: (published after 2004)
Acnephalum Macquart, 1838 valid
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Stenopogonini
Acrochordomerus Hermann, 1920 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphystiinae; tribe: unplaced
Acronyches Williston, 1908 valid
subfamily: Leptogastrinae
tribe: Acronychini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Megonyx
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Acronychini
Acurana Walker, 1851 synonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Laxenecera
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Laphriini
Aczelia Carrera, 1955 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Saropogonini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini
Adelodus Hermann, 1912 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Afganopogon Hradsky, 1962 valid
subfamily: Stichopogoninae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stichopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Afroepitriptus Lehr, 1992 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Afroestricus Scarbrough, 2005 valid
subfamily: Ommatiinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Ommatiinae; tribe: (published after 2004)
Afroholopogon Londt, 1994 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: Cyrtopogonini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Cyrtopogonini
Afromelittodes Oldroyd and Bruggen, 1963 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Laphriini
Afromochtherus Lehr, 1996 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: Neomochtherini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Afromosia Londt, 2015 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Atomosiini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: (published after 2004)
Afroscleropogon Londt, 1999 valid
subfamily: Stenopogoninae
tribe: Stenopogonini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Agrostomyia Londt, 1994 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: unplaced (studied after 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Aireina Frey, 1934 valid
subfamily: Trigonomiminae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Trigonomiminae; tribe: unplaced
Akatiomyia Londt, 2013 valid
subfamily: incertae sedis
tribe: unplaced (studied after 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: (published after 2004)
Albibarbefferia Artigas and Papavero, 1997 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: Efferia group
Albicoma Lehr, 1986 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Alcimus Loew, 1848 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Alexiopogon Curran, 1934 synonym
subfamily: Stichopogoninae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Lasiopogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stichopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Alipiolaphria Carrera, 1951 synonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Cryptomerinx
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Dasytricharia
Allocotosia Schiner, 1866 synonym
subfamily: Ommatiinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Michotamia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Ommatiinae; tribe: unplaced
Allomachimus Bequaert, 1964 subgenus
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: subgenus of Machimus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: unplaced; tribe: unplaced
Allopogon Schiner, 1866 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: unplaced; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Caenarolia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Lastauracini
Alvarenga Carrera, 1960 valid
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Isopogonini
Alyssomyia Hull, 1962 valid
subfamily: Tillobromatinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Enigmomorphini
Amathomyia Hermann, 1912 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Amblyonychus Hermann, 1921 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Promachina
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Ammodaimon Londt, 1985 valid
subfamily: Willistonininae
tribe: Sisyrnodytini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Ammophilomima Enderlein, 1914 valid
subfamily: Leptogastrinae
tribe: Leptogastrini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Lagynogaster
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Leptogastrinae; tribe: unplaced
Amorimius Papavero, 2009 valid
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: replacement name for Macrocolus
taxonomy: replacement name for Macrocolus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini
Amphisbetetus Hermann, 1906 valid
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Stenopogonini
Amphiscolops Hull, 1962 homonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Irianjaya
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Irianjaya
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Ampyx Walker, 1855 homonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Megapodina
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Pseudorus
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Pseudorus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini

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