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Towards a monophyletic Bombyliidae (Diptera) : the removal of the Proratinae (Diptera, Scenopinidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 3051

Show simple item record Yeates, David K. en_US 2005-10-06T16:40:16Z 2005-10-06T16:40:16Z 1992 en_US
dc.description 30 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-30). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Prorates Melander, Alloxytropus Bezzi, Caenotus Cole, and Caenotoides Hall (the Prorates group) of the Bombyliidae subfamily Proratinae share the following apomorphies with the Scenopinidae: male eyes divided into regions of large facets dorsally and small facets ventrally, scutum lacking large setae, wing cell bm acute apically, an area of modified setae on abdominal tergite two of both sexes; epandrium divided longitudinally into two sclerites, distiphallus bifid or trifid, and spermathecae reduced from three to two. A cladogram of the Prorates group of genera and representative Scenopinidae is presented. The Scenopinidae plus the Prorates group of genera form a monophyletic group and the concept of the family is enlarged to include the Prorates group. The Scenopinidae are divided into three subfamilies: the Caenotinae, containing Caenotus; the Proratinae containing Alloxytropus, Caenotoides and Prorates; and the Scenopininae containing all the genera placed in the Scenopinidae before this work. The new subfamilies are keyed and described and their constituent genera are listed. Apystomyia Melander has traditionally been classified in the Proratinae. Unlike the Prorates group, Apystomyia does not exhibit a relationship with the Scenopinidae and it is considered incertae sedis at the family level within the Muscomorpha (sensu Woodley, 1989)"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3051 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3051, 1992 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Proratinae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Scenopinidae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bombyliidae -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Diptera en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Diptera -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.title Towards a monophyletic Bombyliidae (Diptera) : the removal of the Proratinae (Diptera, Scenopinidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 3051 en_US
dc.title.alternative Phylogeny of Proratinae (Scenopinidae) en_US
dc.type text en_US

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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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