Abstract

Possible explanations are sought for the distribution patterns of platystomatid genera in Pacific Oceania, with special reference to those of New Caledonia. A key to the eleven known genera of New Caledonia (including the Loyalty Islands) is given. Five of these genera are endemic to this province of the Australasian Region. A key to the known Australasian species of Naupoda is given. Dayomyia molens n.gen. and n.sp., Eumeka koghii n.sp., Pogonortalis monteithi n.sp., Sors wrightae n.gen. and n.sp., and Naupoda (Gonga) burwelli n.sp. are described from New Caledonia (Grande Terre). Abrasion of part of the antenna in D. molens is apparently due to some unexplained behavioural trait.

 
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Short Form
McAlpine, 2007, Rec. Aust. Mus. 59(1): 65–77
Author
David K. McAlpine
Year
2007
Title
New taxa of signal flies (Diptera: Platystomatidae) of New Caledonia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
59
Issue
1
Start Page
65
End Page
77
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.59.2007.1485
Language
English
Date Published
30 May 2007
Cover Date
30 May 2007
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY; NEW CALEDONIA
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30 May 2007
Available Online
30 May 2007
Reference Number
1485
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