A new genus and species of Vermileonidae (Diptera: Brachycera) from Madagascar

  title={A new genus and species of Vermileonidae (Diptera: Brachycera) from Madagascar},
  author={B. Stuckenberg},
pears to be a relict from Jurassic times and has an unusual biogeography (Stuckenberg 2000). It constitutes the infraorder Vermileonomorpha of the homeodactylous Brachycera, and is currently considered to be without close living relatives (Griffiths 1994, Stuckenberg 2001). The family probably dispersed during the Jurassic and Early Cretaceous. The known world fauna divides into Laurasian and Gondwanan components, with monophyly of the Gondwanan section demonstrated by synapomorphies in the… Expand

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