Platycephala Fallén, 1820

Deeming, John C., 2018, A revision of the Afrotropical species of Pachylophus Loew (Diptera: Chloropidae) and some related Ovoviviparous genera, Zootaxa 4482 (1), pp. 1-51: 31

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4482.1.1

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scientific name

Platycephala Fallén, 1820
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Platycephala Fallén, 1820 

Of the 28 known species of Platycephala  two [ rugosa (Nartshuk)  and scapularum (Becker)  ] were found to be monoovariolate. If these were to be placed in a separate genus, the remaining species would need to be examined for this mode of reproduction. Since three of these species ( palpata  , rugosa  , scapularum  ), were originally described in the genus Eurina Meigen, 1830  , then species of Eurina  too need to be examined before any further generic classification of all these species takes place.

There being 28 known species of Platycephala  and eleven of Eurina  , it would mean examining all of them prior to erecting a new genus to accommodate those species which prove to be monoovariolate. Being unable to secure the necessary material, I can only comment on a part of them.

These monoovariolate species, unlike Sabeurina  , have the mesolobus haired and the surstylus articulated from the epandrium.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Chloropidae