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Remarkable Rhinophoridae in a growing generic genealogy (Diptera: Calyptratae, Oestroidea)

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  • PIERFILIPPO CERRETTI,

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    1. DAFNAE—Entomologia, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy
    2. Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie ‘Charles Darwin’, ‘Sapienza’ Università di Roma, Rome, Italy
    • Correspondence: Pierfilippo Cerretti, DAFNAE—Entomologia, Università degli Studi di Padova, Viale dell'Università 16, I-35020 Legnaro (Padova), Italy. E-mail: pierfilippocerretti@yahoo.it and Thomas Pape, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100, Copenhagen, Denmark. E-mail: tpape@snm.ku.dk.

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  • GIUSEPPE LOGIUDICE,

    1. Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie ‘Charles Darwin’, ‘Sapienza’ Università di Roma, Rome, Italy
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  • THOMAS PAPE

    1. Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Abstract

Four new genera (Apomorphyto gen.n. from Costa Rica, Bixinia gen.n. from Australia, Rhinodonia gen.n. from New Caledonia, Rhinopeza gen.n. from Papua New Guinea) and nine new species (Apomorphyto inbio sp.n., Bixinia collessi sp.n., B. solitaria sp.n., B. spei sp.n., B. variabilis sp.n., B. winkleri sp.n., Rhinodonia antiqua sp.n., R. flavicera sp.n., Rhinopeza gracilis sp.n.) of Rhinophoridae (Diptera: Calyptratae, Oestroidea) are described. All new species were included in a morphology-based phylogenetic analysis to provide arguments for the justification and monophyly (when nonmonotypic) of the new genera and for including these in the Rhinophoridae. The New Caledonian Rhinodonia is a candidate sister taxon to all other rhinophorids, and the Australasian ‘axiniine’ species emerge inside a clade of all Neotropical taxa thus suggesting migration from South America across Antarctica into Australia.

This published work has been registered in ZooBank, http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:51C1F448-DDD0-4F14-8173-B8C687F7E841.

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