Systematic study of the genera Phryno Robineau-Desvoidy and Botria Rondani in the Palearctic Region, with discussions of their phylogenetic positions (Diptera, Tachinidae).

  title={Systematic study of the genera Phryno Robineau-Desvoidy and Botria Rondani in the Palearctic Region, with discussions of their phylogenetic positions (Diptera, Tachinidae).},
  author={Takuji Tachi},
  • T. Tachi
  • Published 31 January 2013
  • Biology
  • Zootaxa
Six species of Phryno Robineau-Desvoidy and three species of Botria Rondani are revised, including four new species: P. brevicornis sp. nov., P. koreana sp. nov., P. nepalensis sp. nov. and P. tenuiforceps sp. nov. A key to the species of these genera is provided. A phylogenetic analysis was performed using morphological characters to investigate the placement of genera in the Zenillia group (sensu Tschorsnig 1985). The inferred trees indicate that Phryno is closely related to Botria, but… 

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