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 Note that 23 subgenera are also included and unpublished generic names are not included.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.
Cylindrophora Philippi, 1865 homonym
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Theromyia
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Theromyia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Isopogonini
Cymbipyga 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
Cyphomyiactia Artigas and Papavero and Serra, 1991 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Cyphotomyia Williston, 1889 synonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Atomosiini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Cerotainia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Cyrtophrys Loew, 1851 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Cyrtophryina
synonymy: senior synonym of Mirolestes
taxonomy: replacement name for Myolestes
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Cyrtopogon Loew, 1847 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: Cyrtopogonini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Euarmostus and Philammosius
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Cyrtopogonini
Cystoprosopa 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: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Plesiommatini
Dactiliscus Rondani, 1856 synonym
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Habropogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Stenopogonini
Dakinomyia Hardy, 1934 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
Damalina Doleschall, 1858 valid
subfamily: Trigonomiminae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Trigonomiminae; tribe: unplaced
Damalis Fabricius, 1805 valid
subfamily: Trigonomiminae
tribe: Xenomyzini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Chalcidimorpha, Icariomima, Lasiodamalis, Lophurodamalis, Protodamalis, Xenomyza, and Zygocolon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Trigonomiminae; tribe: unplaced
Danomyia Londt, 1993 valid
subfamily: Stenopogoninae
tribe: unplaced (studied after 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Dapsilochaetus 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: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Plesiommatini
Daptolestes 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
Dasophrys Loew, 1858 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Hobbyus and Neodaophrys
taxonomy: replacement name for Merogymnus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Daspletis Loew, 1859 valid
subfamily: Stenopogoninae
tribe: Enigmomorphini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Neodysmachus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Dasycyrton Philippi, 1865 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: Cyrtopogonini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Cyrtopogonini
Dasyholopogon Martin, 1959 subgenus
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: subgenus of Holopogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: unplaced; tribe: unplaced
Dasylechia Williston, 1907 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Dasylechiini
Dasyllina Bromley, 1935 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Laphriini
Dasyllis Loew, 1851 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Andrenosomatini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Andrenosomatini
Dasypecus Philippi, 1865 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: Cyrtopogonini
Dasypogon Meigen, 1803 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Dasypogonini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Selidopogon
taxonomy: replacement name for Cheilopogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini
Dasythrix Loew, 1851 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Dasytricharia
Deromyia Philippi, 1865 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Cyrtophryina
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Despotiscus Bezzi, 1928 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Dichaetothyrea Meijere, 1914 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Dichropogon Bezzi, 1910 valid
subfamily: Stichopogoninae
tribe: Stichopogonini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: subgenus of Stichopogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stichopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Dicolonus Loew, 1866 valid
subfamily: Dioctriinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dioctriinae; tribe: Echthodopini
Dicranus Loew, 1851 valid
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Macronix
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Enigmomorphini
Dicropaltum Martin, 1975 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Didysmachus Lehr, 1996 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Dikowmyia 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
Dinozabrus Hull, 1962 synonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: Machimini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Machimus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Dioctobroma Hull, 1962 valid
subfamily: Stenopogoninae
tribe: unplaced (studied after 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Dioctria Meigen, 1803 valid
subfamily: Dioctriinae
tribe: Dioctriini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Methylla
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dioctriinae; tribe: Dioctriini
Dioctrodes Coquillett, 1904 synonym
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Taracticus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini
Diogmites Loew, 1866 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Lastauracini
Diplosynapsis Enderlein, 1914 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Discocephala Macquart, 1838 homonym
subfamily: Trigonomiminae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Holcocephala
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Holcocephala
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Trigonomiminae; tribe: unplaced

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