Tachinidae,

Sforzi, Alessandra & Sommaggio, Daniele, 2021, Catalog of the Diptera types described by Camillo Rondani, Zootaxa 4989 (1), pp. 1-438: 288

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4989.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:89C63841-3CF4-491D-8C73-BEF7DCB18FB5

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4981988

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/686387A0-FED2-FE8B-5889-FA2BFD52608C

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Plazi

scientific name

Tachinidae
status

 

Tachinidae 

With more than 9700 species, and many more still to be described, this is one of the most speciose of Diptera  families ( Marshall 2012, Evenhuis & Pape 2020). Rondani (1843a, 1845d, 1846a, 1847 c, 1848b, 1850 c, 1851, 1856, 1857, 1859b, 1861b, 1861 c, 1861d, 1861e, 1862 c, 1862d, 1863, 1865 c, 1868a, 1868b, 1868d, 1870b, 1872b, 1873e, 1875c) described more species in this family (271) than any other: 245 Palaearctic, 21 Neotropical, two Australian, one Afrotropical, one Oriental nominal species and one without any indication of the type locality: 86 are currently considered as valid, 176 are junior synonyms and eight as doubtful or are not included in any recent catalog ( Herting 1969, Guimarães 1971, Crosskey 1977, 1980, Andersen 1988, Cantrell & Crosskey 1989, Herting & Dely-Draskovits 1993, Pape et al. 1995, Andersen 1996, O’Hara & Wood 2004, O’Hara et al. 2009, Cerretti 2010, Nunez & Couri 2011, Cerretti & Tschorsnig 2012, Nihei 2016, O’Hara & Cerretti 2016, Evenhuis & Pape 2020). Of the 271 described, 145 appear in the two volumes of his Prodromus  devoted to Tachinidae  ( Rondani 1859b, 1861e). He proposed eight names in synonymy and not made available by use as a valid species before 1961 ( Rondani 1843d, 1856, 1859b, 1861e, 1862c), and listed eight nomina nuda  ( Rondani 1861e, 1862b, 1873a, 1873b, 1873d, 1877a). Additionally, he proposed another three replacement and ten substitute names for species previously described and named by other authors ( Rondani 1843a, 1848b, 1856, 1859b, 1861b, 1861d, 1861e, 1865, 1868d). In his paper on the Rondani types at MZUB, Morge (1959b) listed 38 unpublished names (all nomina nuda  ) of Rondani. Macquart (1848), Herting (1969) and Cerretti (2010) incorrectly attributed three species to Rondani. Dipterists who have examined the type material in the MZUF and designated lectotypes are: Herting (1969) for Thryptocera palpalis Rondani, 1859  , Herting (1975) for Nemorilla amica Rondani, 1859  and Phytomyptera unicolor Rondani, 1865  , Andersen (1996) for Siphona pauciseta Rondani, 1865  , Cerretti (2004) for Phorocera cilipeda Rondani, 1859  , Cerretti & Tschorsnig (2012) for Deximorpha marittima Rondani, 1862  and for Zeuxia bohemani Rondani, 1862  and Cerretti et al. (2014) for Thrychogena brevifrons Rondani, 1856  . Here, we designate a lectotype for Exorista noctuicida Rondani, 1859  and Phoricheta lacrimans Rondani, 1861  . Except for the type material of 15 nominal species, which are presumed lost, the type material has been recovered for all nominal species and is distributed among the MZUF (223), MSNC (76), MSNPV (40), OUMNH (19), MZUB (17), MRSN (13), MZUN (11), MNHN (three), MSNG (two), MHNL (two), NHRS (one) and MZLU (one).

MZUB

Museo di Zoologia

MZUF

Museo Zoologico La Specola, Universita di Firenze

MZUN

Museo Zoologico di Universita degli Studi

MSNG

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 'Giacomo Doria'

MHNL

Musee Guimet d'Histoire Naturelle de Lyon

NHRS

Swedish Museum of Natural History, Entomology Collections

MZLU

Lund University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Tachinidae