Australian Museum Journal Taxonomic review of the Australian Drosophila setifemur species group, a new name for the D. dispar species group (Diptera: Drosophilidae)

Shortform:
McEvey, 2009, Rec. Aust. Mus. 61(1): 31–38
Author(s):
McEvey, Shane F.
Year published:
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
Digitized:
27 May 2009
Available online:
27 May 2009
Reference number:
1517
EndNote package:
EndNote file
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Complete work:
Complete work (240kb PDF)

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.