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 Note that 23 subgenera are also included and unpublished generic names are not included.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.
Chrysoceria Williston, 1907 synonym
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Callinicus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Cyrtopogonini
Chrysopogon Roeder, 1881 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: Chrysopogonini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Chrysopogonini
Chrysotriclis Artigas and Papavero and Costa, 1995 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphystiinae; tribe: unplaced
Chylophaga Hull, 1962 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
Chymedax Hull, 1958 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Cinadus Wulp, 1898 synonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Heligmonevra
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Clariola Kertész, 1901 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Clavator Philippi, 1865 homonym
subfamily: Tillobromatinae
tribe: Tillobromatini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Tillobroma
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Tillobroma
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Tillobromatini
Clephydroneura Becker, 1925 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Cleptomyia Carrera, 1949 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
Clinopogon Bezzi, 1910 valid
subfamily: Stichopogoninae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stichopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Cnodalomyia Hull, 1962 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Cobalomyia Hull, 1962 synonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Heligmonevra
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Cochleariocera Artigas and Papavero and Costa, 1995 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphystiinae; tribe: unplaced
Codula Macquart, 1850 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: Chrysopogonini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Coelopus Becker, 1907 synonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Eccoptopus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Coleomyia Wilcox and Martin, 1935 valid
subfamily: incertae sedis
tribe: incertae sedis; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Tillobromatini
Colepia Daniels, 1987 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Comantella Curran, 1923 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
Congomochtherus Oldroyd, 1970 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Connomyia Londt, 1992 valid
subfamily: Stenopogoninae
tribe: Enigmomorphini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Conosiphon Becker, 1923 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Cophinopoda Hull, 1958 valid
subfamily: Ommatiinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Ommatiinae; tribe: unplaced
Cophura Osten Sacken, 1887 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Buckellia
taxonomy: replacement name for Blax, Blacodes, and Loewiella
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Isopogonini
Cormansis Walker, 1851 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphystiinae; tribe: unplaced
Corymyia Londt, 1994 valid
subfamily: Stenopogoninae
tribe: unplaced (studied after 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Craspedia Macquart, 1838 homonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Blepharotes
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Blepharotes
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Cratolestes Hull, 1962 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Cratopoda Hull, 1962 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Creolestes Hull, 1962 valid
subfamily: Stenopogoninae
tribe: Enigmomorphini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Enigmomorphini
Cretagaster Dikow and Grimaldi, 2014 valid
subfamily: Leptogastrinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Leptogastrinae; tribe: (published after 2004)
Crobilocerus Loew, 1847 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
Cryptomerinx Enderlein, 1914 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Alipiolaphria
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Dasytricharia
Cryptopogon White, 1917 synonym
subfamily: Stichopogoninae
tribe: Stichopogonini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Stichopogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stichopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Ctenodontina Enderlein, 1914 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Catostola
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Ctenota Loew, 1873 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Ctenotini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Epilamyra and Paractenota
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Ctenotini
Curvirostris Tomasovic, 2015 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: (published after 2004)
Cyanonedys 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
Cycloscerus Bezzi, 1926 subgenus
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: Cyrtopogonini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: subgenus of Cyrtopogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: unplaced; tribe: unplaced
Cylicomera Lynch Arribálzaga, 1881 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: Enigmomorphini

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