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Revision of the Neotropical Neurigoninae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) V: Neurigona Rondani


Naglis, Stefan (2003). Revision of the Neotropical Neurigoninae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) V: Neurigona Rondani. Studia dipterologica, 10(1):267-314.

Abstract

The Neotropical species of the genus Neurigona Rondani (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) are revised, comprising 39 species of which 32 are described as new. Descriptions, illustrations and keys to species and species-groups are given. The following species are described as new (spec. nov.): alajuela (Costa Rica), albitarsis (Costa Rica), aragua (Venezuela), argentifacies (Costa Rica, Brazil), brevitibia (Venezuela, Peru, Brazil), cantareira (Brazil), crinitarsis (Mexico), guanacasta (Costa Rica), hachaensis (Costa Rica), lamellata (Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras), latifacies (Costa Rica), limonensis (Costa Rica, Venezuela), longipalpa (Costa Rica), longitarsis (Costa Rica), maculosa (Tobago, Panama), magnipalpa (Costa Rica), micra (Costa Rica), montebello (Mexico), nervosa (Costa Rica), obscurata (Mexico), pitilla (Costa Rica), plumitarsis (Costa Rica), pressitarsis (Venezuela), procera (Honduras), pseudobanksi (Brazil), purulha (Guatemala), sirena (Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Guyana, Peru, Brazil), starki (Venezuela), subnervosa (Mexico, Guatemala), tatumbia (Mexico, Honduras), tenuicauda (Venezuela), yacambo (Venezuela). Neurigona banksi Van Duzee has been raised from synonymy. Neurigona brasiliensis (Schiner) and Neurigona derelicta Parent are regarded as nomina dubia. Neurigona and the closely related genus Bickelomyia are defined by several synapomorphies such as the ochreous-yellow body, specialised leg setation, and genitalia characters, but Neurigona remains paraphyletic.

The Neotropical species of the genus Neurigona Rondani (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) are revised, comprising 39 species of which 32 are described as new. Descriptions, illustrations and keys to species and species-groups are given. The following species are described as new (spec. nov.): alajuela (Costa Rica), albitarsis (Costa Rica), aragua (Venezuela), argentifacies (Costa Rica, Brazil), brevitibia (Venezuela, Peru, Brazil), cantareira (Brazil), crinitarsis (Mexico), guanacasta (Costa Rica), hachaensis (Costa Rica), lamellata (Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras), latifacies (Costa Rica), limonensis (Costa Rica, Venezuela), longipalpa (Costa Rica), longitarsis (Costa Rica), maculosa (Tobago, Panama), magnipalpa (Costa Rica), micra (Costa Rica), montebello (Mexico), nervosa (Costa Rica), obscurata (Mexico), pitilla (Costa Rica), plumitarsis (Costa Rica), pressitarsis (Venezuela), procera (Honduras), pseudobanksi (Brazil), purulha (Guatemala), sirena (Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Guyana, Peru, Brazil), starki (Venezuela), subnervosa (Mexico, Guatemala), tatumbia (Mexico, Honduras), tenuicauda (Venezuela), yacambo (Venezuela). Neurigona banksi Van Duzee has been raised from synonymy. Neurigona brasiliensis (Schiner) and Neurigona derelicta Parent are regarded as nomina dubia. Neurigona and the closely related genus Bickelomyia are defined by several synapomorphies such as the ochreous-yellow body, specialised leg setation, and genitalia characters, but Neurigona remains paraphyletic.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Date:2003
Deposited On:19 Mar 2015 14:26
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 19:10
Publisher:Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
ISSN:0945-3954
Official URL:http://www.studia-dipt.de/con101.htm

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