Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life
- B. Wiegmann, Michelle Trautwein, D. Yeates
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 14 March 2011
It is demonstrated that flies experienced three episodes of rapid radiation—lower Diptera (220 Ma), lower Brachycera (180 Ma), and Schizophora (65 Ma)—and a number of life history transitions to hematophagy, phytophagy and parasitism in the history of fly evolution over 260 million y.
The phylogenetic relationships among infraorders and superfamilies of Diptera based on morphological evidence
The first numerical analysis of phylogenetic relationships of the entire order of Diptera using a comprehensive morphological character matrix is presented, and low levels of support for relationships between the infraorders of lower Diptera, lower Brachycera and major lineages of lower Cyclorrhapha are found.
How Time Flies for Flies: Diverse Diptera from the Triassic of Virginia and Early Radiation of the Order
Flies did not reach modern levels of ecological abundance until the mid-Jurassic, apparently due to diversification within most infraorders by that time, and is described from the Late Carnian of Virginia, USA.
Fossil Sciaroidea (Diptera) in Cretaceous Ambers, Exclusive of Cecidomyiidae, Sciaridae, and Keroplatidae
The Cretaceous is essential for understanding the origins and diversification of Recent families, and the Burmese amber fauna contains an inordinate abundance and diversity of sciaroids, perhaps because of a wetter paleoclimate in that region.
Triassic Diptera and initial radiation of the order
The origin of Diptera from Permian Mecoptera similar to Robinjohniidae is suggested; it's hypothesized that the dipteran wing structure was formed mainly due to transfer of mecopteran hindwing characters onto the forewing.
THE MESOZOIC FAMILY ARCHIZELMIRIDAE (DIPTERA: INSECTA)
Abstract A nematocerous fly family known previously only from one species and specimen from the Upper Jurassic of Karatau, Kazakhstan, Archizelmiridae is expanded here to include additional records…
Staminate flower of Prunus s. l. (Rosaceae) from Eocene Rovno amber (Ukraine)
- D. Sokoloff, Michael S. Ignatov, Evgeny E. Perkovsky
- Environmental Science, GeographyJournal of plant research
- 21 July 2018
This study provides the first convincing record of fossil flowers of Rosaceae from Eocene of Europe and the earliest fossil flower of Prunus outside North America and suggests a more significant role of tropical insects in Rovno amber than inferred from Baltic amber.
Fossil and Recent Anisopodomorpha(Diptera, Oligoneura): family Cramptonomyiidae.
Three new fossil species belonging to two new genera are presented and the key for distinguishing the Recent and fossil genera of the family Cramp tonomyiidae is presented.
New Axymyiidae (Insecta: Diptera) from the Mesozoic of East Siberia
ABSTRACT The new species of Axymyiidae Juraxymyia krzeminskii sp. n. and Sinaxymyia szadziewskii sp. n. from the Lower Cretaceous beds of Transbaikalia and Juraxymyia evae sp. n. from the Lower…