Phylogeny and systematics of Diptera: Two decades of progress and prospects

@article{Yeates2007PhylogenyAS,
  title={Phylogeny and systematics of Diptera: Two decades of progress and prospects},
  author={D. Yeates and B. Wiegmann and G. Courtney and R. Meier and C. Lambkin and T. Pape},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2007},
  volume={1668},
  pages={565-590}
}
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