Abstract

Relationships among families referred to the superfamily Diopsoidea (or Nothyboidea) are discussed from the evidence of comparative morphology, particular attention being given to the Nothybidae, Psilidae, Syringogastridae, and Diopsidae. Some comments are made on selection of autapomorphies in cladistic methodology. The Tanypezidae and Somatiidae are removed from the Diopsoidea to incertae sedis. The new diopsoid family Gobryidae, or hinge flies, is established for the Oriental-Australasian genus Gobrya Walker, previously variously associated with the families Megamerinidae, Nothybidae, and Syringogastridae. A key to the families which have been included in Diopsoidea is given. A systematic arrangement of taxa mentioned in the discussion is appended.

 
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McAlpine, 1997, Rec. Aust. Mus. 49(2): 167–194
Author
David K. McAlpine
Year
1997
Title
Gobryidae, a new family of acalyptrate flies (Diptera: Diopsoidea), and a discussion of relationships of the diopsoid families.
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
49
Issue
2
Start Page
167
End Page
194
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.49.1997.1264
Language
English
Date Published
15 October 1997
Cover Date
15 October 1997
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY
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19 November 2008
Available Online
19 December 2008
Reference Number
1264
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