Abstract

The genus Bama McAlpine, 2001, is known only from the mainland of Papua New Guinea. The main diagnostic characters for the genus are listed, and a key is given to the 16 available species, several of which are known only from one sex. Xiria strigata Hennig, 1940, is treated as a new junior synonym of Bama papuanum (Hennig, 1940). The following new species are described: Bama aurantium, B. bickeli, B. brevitarse, B. divergens, B. flavifrons, B. flexifer, B.grande, B. gressitti, B. ismayi, B. martini, B. monstrans, B. robertsi, B. signifer.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
McAlpine, 2015. Rec. Aust. Mus. 67(2): 25–53
Author
David K. McAlpine
Year
2015
Title
Signal flies of the genus Bama (Diptera: Platystomatidae) in Papua New Guinea
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
67
Issue
2
Start Page
25
End Page
53
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.67.2015.1603
Language
English
Date Published
13 May 2015
Cover Date
13 May 2015
ISSN
0067-1975 (print) 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY; BIOGEOGRAPHY; NEW GUINEA
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13 May 2015
Available Online
13 May 2015
Reference Number
1603
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