Meromyzella Andersson, 1977

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: 32

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:79FECD6E-5192-45C3-9B46-4E6817366F64

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038487A7-7A43-FFF2-FF1C-B7C1EBDC10CC

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scientific name

Meromyzella Andersson, 1977
status

 

Meromyzella Andersson, 1977 

Type species: Meromyza africana Loew  (lapsus & unavailable name = Meromyza  ZSM). Loew, 1860)

The genus Meromyzella Andersson  is based upon a single species, M. capensis Loew. Andersson  used for capensis  the name of africana Loew  , which is unavailable and in error for capensis  . The inclusion of Meromyza incompleta Loew, 1860  in new combination in this genus by Sabrosky (1980: 710) is a mistake, as Sabrosky has pointed out to me (comb. orig.). Meromyzella  is included by Andersson (1977: 120–131) in his Platycephala  genus group along with Pachylophus  , Meromyza Meigen  , Platycephalisca  , Platycephala  , Eurina  , Trichieurina Duda, 1933  and Camarota Meigen, 1830  , all Old World genera, and to which group Paraeurina Duda, 1933  , a monotypic Italian genus overlooked by Andersson, and the more recently described South African genus Archimeromyza Deeming, 1981  and Dudeurina Ismay, 1995  from New Guinea also belong. Meromyzella  is structurally very similar to Pachylophus  , but has a filiform micropubescent arista, and its habits and chosen habitat are similar.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Chloropidae