Australian Museum Journal The Australian genera of Heleomyzidae (Diptera: Schizophora) and a reclassification of the family into tribes

Shortform:
McAlpine, 1985, Rec. Aust. Mus. 36(5): 203–251
Author(s):
McAlpine, David K.
Year published:
1985
Title:
The Australian genera of Heleomyzidae (Diptera: Schizophora) and a reclassification of the family into tribes
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
36
Issue:
5
Start page:
203
End page:
251
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.36.1985.346
Language:
English
Date published:
11 June 1985
Cover date:
11 June 1985
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY; ECOLOGY, TERRESTRIAL
Digitized:
30 April 2007
Available online:
03 March 2009
Reference number:
346
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Abstract

The 16 Australian genera of Heleomyzidae are characterised, five genera, together with their type-species, being described as new. A key to the Australasian genera is given.

The classification of the Heleomyzidae is discussed and the family is defined to include the following families recognized by some recent authors: Borboropsidae, Chiropteromyzidae, Cnemospathidae, Heteromyzidae, Notomyzidae, Rhinotoridae, Trixoscelididae. The living genera of Heleomyzidae (about 65, but additional genera recognized by some) are classified into 22 tribes of which 12 are newly described. The geographic distribution patterns of the tribes are given. A new genus and species from Chile is described. A key to the neotropical genera and a partial key to the palearctic genera are appended.