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Review of the Gauromydas giant flies (Insecta, Diptera, Mydidae), with descriptions of two new species from Central and South America

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Author(s):
Calhau, Julia [1, 2] ; Einicker Lamas, Carlos Jose [1] ; Nihei, Silvio Shigueo [3]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, BR-04263000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Fundacao Univ Fed Grande Dourados, BR-79804970 Dourados, MS - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4048, n. 3, p. 392-411, NOV 26 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

Gauromydas Wilcox, Papavero \& Pimentel, 1989 are giant flies, and include the largest fly known, G. heros (Perty, 1833). This genus was originally erected to group four Neotropical species, namely G. apicalis (Wiedemann, 1830), G. autuorii (d'Andretta, 1951), G. heros, and G. mystaceus (Wiedemann, 1830). As with most of the remaining Mydidae, adults of Gauromydas are very rarely collected. We here describe two new species of Gauromydas (G. mateus sp. nov. and G. papaveroi sp. nov.) discovered in entomological collections, including specimens unstudied for up to eight decades. We also provide revised diagnoses for the remaining four species of Gauromydas, along with a new key and new distribution records for the genus. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/17190-1 - Cladistic analysis of Mydinae (Diptera, Mydidae)
Grantee:Carlos José Einicker Lamas
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/52314-0 - The SISBIOTA - Diptera Brazilian network: a long term survey of Diptera from unexplored central areas of Brazil
Grantee:Carlos José Einicker Lamas
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 09/07803-6 - Phylogeny and biogeography of Mydinae (Diptera, Mydidae)
Grantee:Julia Calhau Almeida
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate