The state of Sphaeroceridae (Diptera: Acalyptratae): a world catalog update covering the years 2000–2010, with new generic synonymy, new combinations, and new distributions
Marshall Stephen A., Roháček Jindřich, Dong Hui, Buck Matthias
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 217-298, 2011
Abstract: The taxonomy and nomenclature of the family Sphaeroceridae (Diptera:
Acalyptratae) is reviewed in the context of a world catalog and bibliography
covering the last decade (2000–2010). Bispinicerca Su & Liu, 2009, syn.
nov., is synonymized with Opacifrons Duda, 1918 and the following new
combinations are given: Opacifrons liupanensis (Su & Liu, 2009), comb. nov.,
Pseudopterogramma annectens (Richards, 1964), comb. nov., Pseudopterogramma
brevivenosum (Tenorio, 1967), comb. nov., and Pseudopterogramma conicum
(Richards, 1946), comb. nov. Thirty genera and 211 species were added to the
family between 2000 and 2010, giving a current total of 141 genera and
1,550 species. A gallery with 32 macrophotographs is provided, depicting
32 species of 30 genera representing 3 subfamilies of Sphaeroceridae.
A world bibliography of Sphaeroceridae is supplemented with 306 references.
Key words: Diptera, Sphaeroceridae, catalog, nomenclature, taxonomy, bibliography