Abstract

Examination of the holotype and a paratype of Drosophila setifemur Malloch, 1924 in the Australian Museum has resulted in the discovery that it is not a synonym of D. sulfurigaster as had previously been assumed. Instead, D. setifemur is a senior synonym of the widespread eastern Australian species D. dispar Mather, 1955. The so-called Drosophila dispar species group is renamed the Drosophila setifemur species group and Drosophila unguicula is removed from it. An illustrated key to Australian drosophilids with spinescent fore-femora is provided.

 
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McEvey, 2009, Rec. Aust. Mus. 61(1): 31–38
Author
Shane F. McEvey
Year
2009
Title
Taxonomic review of the Australian Drosophila setifemur species group, a new name for the D. dispar species group (Diptera: Drosophilidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
61
Issue
1
Start Page
31
End Page
38
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.61.2009.1517
Language
English
Date Published
27 May 2009
Cover Date
27 May 2009
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY; AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM; TYPE SPECIMENS
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27 May 2009
Available Online
27 May 2009
Reference Number
1517
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