DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4083.1.4

Revision of the shore-fly genus Peltopsilopa Hendel (Diptera: Ephydridae)

MARCOANDRE SAVARIS, LUCIANE MARINONI, WAYNE N. MATHIS

Abstract


The Neotropical shore-fly genus Peltopsilopa Hendel is revised and now includes three species: P. acuta n.sp.; P. anisotomoides (Karsch), new combination; and P. schwarzi Cresson. A fourth species name, P. aspistes Hendel, is recognized as a junior synonym of P. anisotomoides (Karsch). We confirm that Peltopsilopa is closely related to Cressonomyia Arnaud and that the genus is in the tribe Psilopini, subfamily Discomyzinae. We provide a revised generic diagnosis and key to South American genera of Psilopini to facilitate identification of Peltopsilopa. The included species descriptions are extensively documented with illustrations, photographs, and distribution map.

 


Keywords


Diptera, Discomyzinae, Psilopini, taxonomy, systematics, New World

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