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Valeseguyidae, a new family of Diptera in the Scatopsoidea, with a new genus in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar
Phylogenetic analysis of characters on the head, wing (venation), legs, terminalia and, especially, thoracic pleural sclerites indicate that the correct placement of the Valeseguya Colless family is as the sister group to the ‘scavenger gnats’ Scatopsidae’+ Canthyloscelidae (including Synneuron).
Brazil's government attacks biodiversity
To address the rapid and massive loss of biodiversity worldwide, scientific research must inform agile decision-making and political leaders in Brazil continue to undermine this goal.
Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical genus Arthropeina Lindner, 1949 (Diptera: Xylomyidae).
Five new species are herein described for the Neotropical genus Arthropeina previously known only from the type-species, A. fulva Lindner, and habitus, antenna, palpus, thorax, wing, and male and female genitalia, including genital fork and spermathecae, are illustrated.
Vertical stratification of insect abundance and species richness in an Amazonian tropical forest
- Dalton De Souza Amorim, B. Brown, J. A. Rafael
- Environmental ScienceScientific reports
- 2 February 2022
Tropical forests are among the most biodiverse biomes on the planet. Nevertheless, quantifying the abundance and species richness within megadiverse groups is a significant challenge. We designed a…
Phylogeny, Classification, Mesozoic Fossils, and Biogeography of the Leiinae (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)
- S. S. Oliveira, Dalton De Souza Amorim
- BiologyBulletin of the American Museum of Natural…
- 16 March 2021
This monograph provides an extensive phylogenetic study of the Leiinae based on morphological data from a large taxonomic sample, including all genera that have ever been assigned to the subfamily and a wide outgroup sampling to properly test subfamilial monophyly.
Types of Neotropical Mycetophilidae (Diptera) at the Natural History Museum collection, London.
Three species–Leia biamputata Edwards, Leia fuscicornis Edwards, and Neallodia flavida Edwards–previously considered subjective junior synonyms in the literature were revalidated.
Endemism within endemism: a new species of Austroleptis Hardy, 1920 (Diptera: Austroleptidae) from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest highlands.
- D. A. Fachin, C. M. D. Santos, Dalton De Souza Amorim
- Biology, Environmental ScienceZootaxa
- 29 June 2020
A third species of the southern temperate tabanomorph genus Austroleptis Hardy, 1920 (Diptera: Austroleptidae)-A. camposgerais sp. nov.-from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest is described and…
Two new species of Neotraginops Prado from Costa Rica and Brazil (Diptera: Odiniidae: Traginopinae).
- Heloísa Fernandes Flores, Gabriela Pirani, S. Gaimari, Dalton De Souza Amorim
- 6 October 2021
Two new species of Neotraginops Prado are added to the known Neotropical diversity of the Traginopinae (Odiniidae), and the range is expanded for Neotaginops mexicanus Herndez-Ortiz Dzul-Cauich.
Figure 7 from: Henao-Sepúlveda C, Wolff M, Amorim DS (2020) Four new Neotropical species of Eudicrana Loew (Diptera, Mycetophilidae, Sciophilinae) from the Colombian high Andean ecosystems, with…