Hidden European diversity : a new monotypic hoverfly genus (Diptera: Syrphidae: Eristalinae: Rhingiini)

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Vujic , A , Ståhls , G & Radenkovic , S 2019 , ' Hidden European diversity : a new monotypic hoverfly genus (Diptera: Syrphidae: Eristalinae: Rhingiini) ' , Zoological journal of the Linnean Society , vol. 185 , no. 4 , pp. 1188-1211 . https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zly066

Title: Hidden European diversity : a new monotypic hoverfly genus (Diptera: Syrphidae: Eristalinae: Rhingiini)
Author: Vujic, Ante; Ståhls, Gunilla; Radenkovic, Snezana
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Gunilla Ståhls-Mäkelä / Principal Investigator
Date: 2019-04
Language: eng
Number of pages: 24
Belongs to series: Zoological journal of the Linnean Society
ISSN: 0024-4082
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/307879
Abstract: For the first time in more than 30 years, a new European hoverfly genus has been discovered, Katara gen. nov. Its type species Katara connexa sp. nov. (Diptera: Syrphidae) is described from the Pindos Mountains (Greece), and the systematic position of the monotypic taxon within the tribe Rhingiini is analysed using morphological and molecular data. Phylogenetic analyses resolved Katara connexa gen. et sp. nov. as sister taxon to Pelecocera latifrons. We assert based on the molecular phylogenetic results and the morphological distinctness of Pelecocera latifrons that this taxon merits a generic rank, thus we erect the genus Pseudopelecocera gen. nov. and also place Pelecocera persiana in this new genus based on shared characteristics. Based on our results, we place Chamaesyrphus in subgeneric rank and as a sister group to the nominal subgenus Pelecocera. We provide an identification key to the Rhingiini genera. Our phylogenetic analyses recovered all speciose Rhingiini genera as monophyletic and support existence of three main lineages within the tribe: (1) genus Rhingia with two groups, Palaearctic+Neotropical and Afrotropical taxa, (2) genus Cheilosia with its subgenera, and (3) lineage with remaining genera (Pseudopelecocera gen. nov., Katara gen. nov., Ferdinandea, Psarochilosia, Psarus, Portevinia and Pelecocera).
Subject: Katara connexa
new genus
new species
Pelecocera latifrons
Pindos Mountains
Pseudopelecocera
FLOWER FLIES DIPTERA
PHYLOGENETIC-RELATIONSHIPS
CHEILOSIA
EVOLUTION
MEIGEN
1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
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