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A revision of the Australian species of Howickia Richards (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae: Limosininae)

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dc.contributor.advisor Scott-Dupree, Cynthia
dc.contributor.advisor Marshall, Steve Kuwahara, Gregory 2021-10-01T20:38:30Z 2021-10-01T20:38:30Z 2021-09 2021-09-17
dc.description.abstract Howickia Richards is the largest and most commonly collected genus of sphaerocerid fly in Australia, including a total of 44 described and undescribed species. Almost half of these species are wingless, with many originally placed in separate, often monotypic genera. However, these genera were described based on autapomorphies, which do not provide information regarding their relationships to other taxa. Examination of the genitalia of these species shows a unique synapomorphy with the other known species of Howickia, and therefore the genera Apterobiroina Papp, Australimosina Papp, Bentrovata Richards, Monteithiana Richards, Popondetta Richards, and Otwayia Richards are treated here as new synonyms of Howickia. Redescriptions for all 23 described species in Howickia and the newly synonymized genera, as well as descriptions of 21 new species are presented. A morphological phylogeny for the genus is also provided. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
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dc.subject Diptera en_US
dc.subject Taxonomy en_US
dc.subject Australia en_US
dc.subject Sphaeroceridae en_US
dc.subject Limosininae en_US
dc.title A revision of the Australian species of Howickia Richards (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae: Limosininae) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Environmental Sciences en_US Master of Science en_US School of Environmental Sciences en_US University of Guelph en_US

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