Abstract

For the first time Thaumaleidae from Australia are named and classified. They are placed in two genera, Austrothaumalea Tonnoir and Niphta n. gen. The following new species are described: Austrothaumalea australis n. sp., A. barrydayi n. sp., A. capricornis n. sp., A. cervulus n. sp., A. commoni n. sp., A. denticulata n. sp., A. fusca n. sp., A. macalpinei n. sp., A. minnamurrae n. sp., A. similis n. sp., A. simplex n. sp., A. sinuosa n. sp., A. spinosa n. sp., A. tasmanica n. sp., A. tonnoiri n. sp., A. uptoni n. sp., A. victoriae n. sp., A. zentae n. sp., Niphta bickeli n. sp., N. collessi n. sp., N. farecta n. sp. A key is given to the males of all recognized Australian species and to the females so far as identifiable. New combinations are Niphta halteris (Edwards) and Niphta nudipennis (Edwards) from South America, both originally described under Austrothaumalea.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Theischinger, 1986, Rec. Aust. Mus. 38(6): 291–317
Author
G. Theischinger
Year
1986
Title
Australian Thaumaleidae (Insecta: Diptera)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
38
Issue
6
Start Page
291
End Page
317
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.38.1986.184
Language
English
Date Published
31 December 1986
Cover Date
31 December 1986
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY
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19 June 2008
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19 June 2008
Reference Number
184
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