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 Note that 23 subgenera are also included and unpublished generic names are not included.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.
Borapisma Hull, 1957 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: unplaced
Boropis Hull, 1962 subgenus
subfamily: Stenopogoninae
tribe: Plesiommatini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: subgenus of Plesiomma
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: unplaced; tribe: unplaced
Brachyrhopala Macquart, 1847 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: Brachyrhopalini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Brachyrhopalini
Brazilogaster Özdikmen, 2010 synonym
subfamily: Leptogastrinae
tribe: Leptogastrini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Systologaster
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Leptogastrinae; tribe: unplaced
Brevirostrum Londt, 1980 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: Megapodini
Bromleyus Hardy, 1944 valid
subfamily: Trigonomiminae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Trigonomiminae; tribe: unplaced
Bromotheres Hull, 1962 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Broticosia Hull, 1957 valid
subfamily: Dioctriinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Pegolabrus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dioctriinae; tribe: Dioctriini
Brychomyia Hull, 1962 synonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Laphriini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Lampria
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Laphriini
Buckellia Curran, 1925 synonym
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Cophura
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Isopogonini
Burmapogon Dikow and Grimaldi, 2014 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae / Stichopogoninae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: (published after 2004); tribe: (published after 2004)
Cabasa Walker, 1851 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: Brachyrhopalini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini
Cacodaemon Schiner, 1866 homonym
subfamily: Stenopogoninae
tribe: Enigmomorphini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Prolepsis
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Prolepsis
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Enigmomorphini
Cacodaemonides Strand, 1928 synonym
subfamily: Stenopogoninae
tribe: Enigmomorphini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Prolepsis
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Enigmomorphini
Caenarolia Thomson, 1869 synonym
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Allopogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Lastauracini
Caenoura Londt, 2002 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Callinicus Loew, 1872 valid
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Chrysoceria
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Cyrtopogonini
Carebaricus Artigas and Papavero, 1991 valid
subfamily: Bathypogoninae
tribe: Bathypogonini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Bathypogonini
Carinefferia Artigas and Papavero, 1997 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: Efferia group
Caroncoma Londt, 1980 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: Megapodini
Carreraia Cole and Pritchard, 1964 homonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Carreraomyia
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Carreraomyia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Carreraomyia Cole, 1969 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: replacement name for Carreraia
taxonomy: replacement name for Carreraia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Catonomyia Hull, 1962 synonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Dissmeryngodes
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Catostola Hull, 1958 synonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Ctenodontina
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Cenochromyia 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: Laphriini
Cenopogon Wulp, 1898 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Lagodiina
synonymy: junior synonym of Pegesimallus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Centrolaphria Enderlein, 1914 synonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Dissmeryngodes
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Ceraturgopsis Johnson, 1903 synonym
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: Ceraturgini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Ceraturgus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: unplaced; tribe: unplaced
Ceraturgus Wiedemann, 1824 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: Ceraturgini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Ceraturgopsis
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Ceraturgini
Cerdistus Loew, 1849 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Rhabdotoitamus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Cerotainia Schiner, 1868 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Atomosiini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Cyphomyiactia, Protichisma
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Cerotainiops Curran, 1930 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Andrenosomatini
Cerozodus Bigot, 1857 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Cesagaster Koçak and Kemal, 2009 synonym
subfamily: Leptogastrinae
tribe: Leptogastrini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Systologaster
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Leptogastrinae; tribe: unplaced
Chaetogonophora Hull, 1962 subgenus
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: subgenus of Heligmonevra
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: unplaced; tribe: unplaced
Chalcidimorpha Westwood, 1835 synonym
subfamily: Trigonomiminae
tribe: Xenomyzini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Damalis
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Trigonomiminae; tribe: unplaced
Cheilopogon Rondani, 1856 homonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Dasypogonini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Dasypogon
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Dasypogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini
Chilesus Bromley, 1932 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Choerades Walker, 1851 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Laphriini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Epholkiolaphria
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Laphriini
Chryseutria Hardy, 1928 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: Dasypogonini

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