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 Note that 23 subgenera are also included and unpublished generic names are not included.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 42 records.
Aczelia Carrera, 1955 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Saropogonini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini
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
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
Araiopogon Carrera, 1949 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Saropogonini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Saropogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini
Archilestes Schiner, 1866 homonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Archilestris
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Archilestris
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Enigmomorphini
Archilestris Loew, 1874 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: replacement name for Archilestes
taxonomy: replacement name for Archilestes
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Stenopogoninae; tribe: Enigmomorphini
Astylium Rondani, 1850 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Senobasina
synonymy: junior synonym of Senobasis
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Blepharepium Rondani, 1848 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Blepharepiini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Planetolestes
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Blepharepiini
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
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
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
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
Deromyia Philippi, 1865 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Cyrtophryina
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
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
Doryclus Jaennicke, 1867 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Megapodina
synonymy: junior synonym of Pseudorus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Lagodias Loew, 1858 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Lagodiina
synonymy: junior synonym of Pegesimallus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Laparus Loew, 1851 homonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Lagodiina
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Pegesimallus
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Pegesimallus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Lastaurax Carrera, 1949 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Lastauracini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Neodiogmites
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Lastauracini
Lastauroides Carrera, 1949 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Lastauracini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Neodiogmites
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Lastauracini
Lastauronia Carrera, 1949 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Lastauracini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Lastaurina
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Lastauracini
Lastauropsis Carrera, 1949 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Lastauracini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Lastaurus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Lastauracini
Lestomyia Williston, 1884 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini
Lochites Schiner, 1866 homonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Senobasina
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Senobasis
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Senobasis
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Lochitomyia Brèthes, 1925 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Senobasina
synonymy: junior synonym of Senobasis
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Lycomax Hull, 1962 subgenus
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Saropogonini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: subgenus of Saropogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: unplaced; tribe: unplaced
Megapoda Macquart, 1834 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Megapodina
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Mirolestes Curran, 1935 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Cyrtophryina
synonymy: junior synonym of Cyrtophrys
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Molobratia Hull, 1958 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Molobratiini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Molobratiini
Morimna Walker, 1851 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Lastauracini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Lastaurus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Lastauracini
Myolestes Brèthes, 1905 homonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Cyrtophryina
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Cyrtophrys
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Cyrtophrys
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Neodiogmites Carrera, 1949 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Lastauracini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Lastauroides and Lastaurax
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Lastauracini
Neolaparus Williston, 1889 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Lagodiina
synonymy: junior synonym of Pegesimallus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Oberon Carrera and Papavero, 1962 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Saropogonini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Saropogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini
Pegesimallus Loew, 1858 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Lagodiina
synonymy: senior synonym of Cenopogon, Lagodias, and Neolaparus
taxonomy: replacement name for Laparus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Planetolestes Lynch Arribálzaga, 1879 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Blepharepiini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Blepharepium
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Blepharepiini
Pseudorus Walker, 1851 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Megapodina
synonymy: senior synonym of Doryclus and Pseudoryclus
taxonomy: replacement name for Ampyx
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Pseudoryclus Carrera, 1952 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Megapodini; subtribe: Megapodina
synonymy: junior synonym of Pseudorus
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Megapodini
Saropogon Loew, 1847 valid
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Saropogonini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Araiopogon and Oberon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini
Scandon Walker, 1851 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Thereutriini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Thereutria
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Thereutriini
Selidopogon Bezzi, 1902 synonym
subfamily: Dasypogoninae
tribe: Dasypogonini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Dasypogon
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Dasypogoninae; tribe: Dasypogonini

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