Systematic study of the genera Phryno Robineau-Desvoidy and Botria Rondani in the Palearctic Region, with discussions of their phylogenetic positions (Diptera, Tachinidae)

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Abstract

Six species of Phryno Robineau-Desvoidy and three species of Botria Rondani are revised, including four new species: P. brevicornis sp. nov., P. koreana sp. nov., P. nepalensis sp. nov. and P. tenuiforceps sp. nov. A key to the species of these genera is provided. A phylogenetic analysis was performed using morphological characters to investigate the placement of genera in the Zenillia group (sensu Tschorsnig 1985). The inferred trees indicate that Phryno is closely related to Botria, but monophyly of Phryno is unclear. Based on the results of the analysis, the Zenillia group is redefined to include Allophorocera Hendel, Botria, Ceromasia Rondani, Calozenillia Townsend (new placement), Cyzenis Robineau-Desvoidy, Erycilla Mesnil, Phryno, Rhacodinella Mesnil, Sericozenillia Mesnil (new placement) and Zenillia Robineau-Desvoidy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-391
Number of pages31
JournalZootaxa
Volume3609
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 10 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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