deciphering their diversity and evolutionary history

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Asiloid Flies
deciphering their diversity and evolutionary history

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Studies of Mydidae (Diptera) systematics and evolution. I. A preliminary classification in subfamilies, with the description of two new genera from the Oriental and Australian regions

Studies of Mydidae (Diptera) systematics and evolution. I. A preliminary classification in subfamilies, with the description of two new genera from the Oriental and Australian regions
Journal Article
1974
Papavero, N, Wilcox, J
Arquivos de Zoologia
25
1–34
Afrotropical, Anomalomydas, Anomalomydinae, Apiophorinae, Australasian/Oceanian, Cacatuopyga, Cacatuopyginae, catalogue, Diochlistinae, Ectyphinae, key, Leptomydinae, Mydidae, Mydinae, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental, Palaearctic, phylogeny, Rhopaliinae, Syllegomydinae

A preliminary classification of the world Mydidae in 9 subfamilies is proposed: 1. Anomalomydinae, subfam. n. (only genus, Anomalomydas, gen. n., for Miltinus mackerrasi Norris); exclusively Australian; 2. Apiophorinae, subfam. n. (5 genera); Chile and Australia; 3. Cacatuopyginae, subfam. n. (only genus, Cacatuopyga, gen. n. for Mydas fruhstorferi Wulp); Oriental; 4. Diochlistinae Bequaert (3 genera); Chile and Australia); 5. Ectyphinae Wilcox & Papavero (3 genera); South Africa, s.w. United States and Mexico; 6. Leptomydinae, subfam. n. (5 genera); Palearctic, Nearctic, invading n.w. corner of South America; 7. Mydinae Latreille (5 genera); exclusively American; 8. Rhopaliinae, subfam. n. (4 genera); Palearctic (Mediterranean subregion), one genus in n.e. Brazil; 9. Syllegomydinae Bequaert (23 genera); predominantly Ethiopian, a few elements invading the Palearctic and Oriental regions; 10. One unplaced genus, Parectyphus Hesse (South West Africa, Namib Desert), insufficiently characterized. A preliminary key to subfamilies, a list of their representative genera, their distribution and hypothetical history of phylogeny, are given.

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