Abstract

The 16 Australian genera of Heleomyzidae are characterised, five genera, together with their type-species, being described as new. A key to the Australasian genera is given.

The classification of the Heleomyzidae is discussed and the family is defined to include the following families recognized by some recent authors: Borboropsidae, Chiropteromyzidae, Cnemospathidae, Heteromyzidae, Notomyzidae, Rhinotoridae, Trixoscelididae. The living genera of Heleomyzidae (about 65, but additional genera recognized by some) are classified into 22 tribes of which 12 are newly described. The geographic distribution patterns of the tribes are given. A new genus and species from Chile is described. A key to the neotropical genera and a partial key to the palearctic genera are appended.

 
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McAlpine, 1985, Rec. Aust. Mus. 36(5): 203–251
Author
David K. McAlpine
Year
1985
Title
The Australian genera of Heleomyzidae (Diptera: Schizophora) and a reclassification of the family into tribes
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
36
Issue
5
Start Page
203
End Page
251
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.36.1985.346
Language
English
Date Published
11 June 1985
Cover Date
11 June 1985
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY; ECOLOGY, TERRESTRIAL
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30 April 2007
Available Online
03 March 2009
Reference Number
346
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