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 Note that 23 subgenera are also included and unpublished generic names are not included.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.
Gymnotriclis 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
Habropogon Loew, 1847 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: unplaced (studied after 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Dactiliscus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Stenopogonini
Hadrokolos Martin, 1959 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
Halictosoma Rondani, 1873 synonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Nusa
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Laphriini
Haplonota Frey, 1934 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
Haplopogon Engel, 1930 valid
subfamily: Trigonomiminae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Trigonomiminae; tribe: unplaced
Haroldia Londt, 1999 valid
subfamily: Stenopogoninae
tribe: Stenopogonini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Harpagobroma 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: unplaced
Heligmonevra Bigot, 1858 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Cinadus and Cobalomyia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Helolaphyctis 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
Hermannella Hull, 1962 homonym
subfamily: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009)
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Hermannomyia
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Hermannomyia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Hermannomyia Oldroyd, 1980 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: unplaced (studied after 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: replacement name for Hermannella
taxonomy: replacement name for Hermannella
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Heteropogon Loew, 1847 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Cyrtopogonini
Hexameritia Speiser, 1920 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: replacement name for Eutrichodes
taxonomy: replacement name for Eutrichodes
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphystiinae; tribe: unplaced
Hippomachus Engel, 1927 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: replacement name for Trichonotus
taxonomy: replacement name for Trichonotus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Hobbyus Bromley, 1952 synonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Dasophrys
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Apocleinae; tribe: unplaced
Hodites 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
Hodophylax James, 1933 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
Holcocephala Jaennicke, 1867 valid
subfamily: Trigonomiminae
tribe: Trigonomimini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Arthriticopus
taxonomy: replacement name for Discocephala
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Trigonomiminae; tribe: unplaced
Holopogon Loew, 1847 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Pseudoholopogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Cyrtopogonini
Hoplistomerus Macquart, 1838 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Hoplistomerini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: unplaced
Hoplopheromerus Becker, 1925 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Hoplotriclis 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
Hullia Paramonov, 1964 valid
subfamily: Dioctriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dioctriinae; tribe: unplaced
Hullmya Özdikmen, 2010 synonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Irianjaya
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: (published after 2004)
Hybozelodes Hermann, 1912 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Lophoceraea
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Hynirhynchus Lindner, 1955 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: unplaced (studied after 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Hypenetes Loew, 1858 valid
subfamily: Tillobromatinae
tribe: Tillobromatini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Tillobromatini
Hyperechia Schiner, 1866 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Andrenosomatini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Andrenosomatini
Hystrichopogon 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
Icariomima Enderlein, 1914 synonym
subfamily: Trigonomiminae
tribe: Xenomyzini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Damalis
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Trigonomiminae; tribe: unplaced
Ichneumolaphria Carrera, 1951 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: unplaced
Illudium Richter, 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: Stenopogonini
Iranopogon Timon-David, 1955 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
Irianjaya Koçak and Kemal, 2009 valid
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Hullmya
taxonomy: replacement name for Amphiscolops
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Irwinomyia Londt, 1994 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: unplaced (studied after 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: unplaced
Ischiolobos Londt, 2005 valid
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: unplaced (studied after 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: (published after 2004)
Isopogon Loew, 1847 synonym
subfamily: Brachyrhopalinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Leptarthrus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Isopogonini
Itamus Loew, 1849 homonym
subfamily: Asilinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Neoitamus
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Neoitamus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Asilinae; tribe: unplaced
Itolia Wilcox, 1936 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

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