Australian Museum Journal Gobryidae, a new family of acalyptrate flies (Diptera: Diopsoidea), and a discussion of relationships of the diopsoid families.

Shortform:
McAlpine, 1997, Rec. Aust. Mus. 49(2): 167–194
Author(s):
McAlpine, David K.
Year published:
1997
Title:
Gobryidae, a new family of acalyptrate flies (Diptera: Diopsoidea), and a discussion of relationships of the diopsoid families.
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
49
Issue:
2
Start page:
167
End page:
194
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.49.1997.1264
Language:
English
Date published:
15 October 1997
Cover date:
15 October 1997
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
19 November 2008
Available online:
19 December 2008
Reference number:
1264
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Complete work:
Complete work (7695kb PDF)

Abstract

Relationships among families referred to the superfamily Diopsoidea (or Nothyboidea) are discussed from the evidence of comparative morphology, particular attention being given to the Nothybidae, Psilidae, Syringogastridae, and Diopsidae. Some comments are made on selection of autapomorphies in cladistic methodology. The Tanypezidae and Somatiidae are removed from the Diopsoidea to incertae sedis. The new diopsoid family Gobryidae, or hinge flies, is established for the Oriental-Australasian genus Gobrya Walker, previously variously associated with the families Megamerinidae, Nothybidae, and Syringogastridae. A key to the families which have been included in Diopsoidea is given. A systematic arrangement of taxa mentioned in the discussion is appended.