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 Note that 23 subgenera are also included and unpublished generic names are not included.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 152 records.
Acrochordomerus 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
Acurana Walker, 1851 synonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (included by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Laxenecera
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Laphriini
Adelodus 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
Afromelittodes Oldroyd and Bruggen, 1963 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Laphriini
Afromosia Londt, 2015 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Atomosiini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: (published after 2004)
Alipiolaphria Carrera, 1951 synonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Cryptomerinx
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Dasytricharia
Amathomyia 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
Andrenosoma Rondani, 1856 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Andrenosomatini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Elaeotoma
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Andrenosomatini
Anisosis Hermann, 1914 homonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Laloides
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Laloides
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: unplaced
Anoplothyrea 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
Anypodetus Hermann, 1908 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: unplaced
Aphestia Schiner, 1866 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Atomosiini; subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Aphistina Oldroyd, 1972 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: unplaced
Aphractia 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
Apoxyria Schiner, 1866 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphystiinae; tribe: unplaced
Asicya Lynch Arribálzaga, 1880 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphystiinae; tribe: unplaced
Atomosia Macquart, 1838 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Atomosiini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Paratractia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Atomosiella Wilcox, 1937 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Atonia Williston, 1889 homonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: homonym, replaced by Atoniomyia
taxonomy: preoccupied, replaced by Atoniomyia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Atoniomyia Hermann, 1912 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: senior synonym of Neatonia
taxonomy: replacement name for Atonia
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Atractia Macquart, 1838 valid
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Automolina Hermann, 1912 synonym
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: unplaced (not studied by Dikow 2009); subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: junior synonym of Lamprozona
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: Laphriinae; tribe: Atomosiaria
Bathropsis 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
Bombomima Enderlein, 1914 subgenus
subfamily: Laphriinae
tribe: Laphriini; subtribe: unplaced
synonymy: subgenus of Laphria
classification sensu world catalog by Geller-Grimm (2004)
subfamily: unplaced; tribe: unplaced
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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