Australian Museum Journal New taxa of signal flies (Diptera: Platystomatidae) of New Caledonia

Shortform:
McAlpine, 2007, Rec. Aust. Mus. 59(1): 65–77
Author(s):
McAlpine, David K.
Year published:
2007
Title:
New taxa of signal flies (Diptera: Platystomatidae) of New Caledonia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
59
Issue:
1
Start page:
65
End page:
77
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.59.2007.1485
Language:
English
Date published:
30 May 2007
Cover date:
30 May 2007
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY; NEW CALEDONIA
Digitized:
30 May 2007
Available online:
30 May 2007
Reference number:
1485
EndNote package:
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Title page:
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Complete work:
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Abstract

Possible explanations are sought for the distribution patterns of platystomatid genera in Pacific Oceania, with special reference to those of New Caledonia. A key to the eleven known genera of New Caledonia (including the Loyalty Islands) is given. Five of these genera are endemic to this province of the Australasian Region. A key to the known Australasian species of Naupoda is given. Dayomyia molens n.gen. and n.sp., Eumeka koghii n.sp., Pogonortalis monteithi n.sp., Sors wrightae n.gen. and n.sp., and Naupoda (Gonga) burwelli n.sp. are described from New Caledonia (Grande Terre). Abrasion of part of the antenna in D. molens is apparently due to some unexplained behavioural trait.