Platypezoidea

Male Calotarsa pallipes, copyright William Donald Newton.


Belongs within: Cyclorrhapha.
Contains: Phoridae.

The Platypezoidea are a clade of small, humpbacked flies supported by molecular phylogenetic analyses.

<==Platypezoidea [Clythioidea, Phoroidea] WT11
    |  i. s.: Opetiala shatalkani GE05
    |--Opetiidae [Opetiinae] WT11
    |    |--Lithopetia hirsuta GE05
    |    `--Opetia nigra WT11
    `--+--+--+--Archisciada lebanensis GE05
       |  |  `--Phoridae WT11
       |  `--Ironomyiidae WT11
       |       |--Paleopetia laiyangensis GE05
       |       |--Hermaeomyia GE05
       |       |--Eridomyia GE05
       |       |--Cretonomyia pristina GE05
       |       |--Sinolesta [Sinolestinae] GE05
       |       `--Ironomyia [Ironomyiinae] WT11
       |            `--I. nigromaculata WT11
       `--+--Electrosania cretica GE05
          `--Platypezidae [Clythiidae] WT11
               |  i. s.: Maritulus GE05
               |         Parnassos GE05
               |         Proplatypeza GE05
               |         Lebambromyia acrai GE05
               |         Promittor GE05
               |         Oloplatypeza GE05
               |         Bolopus C10
               |         Pamelamyia K87
               |         Orthovena K87
               |         Palaeopetia laiyangensis Zhang 1987 RJ93
               |--Melanderomyia [Melanderomyiinae] C10
               |    `--M. kahli K87
               |--Platypezininae K87
               |    |--Platypezina diversa K87
               |    `--Grossoseta pacifica K87
               |--Microsania [Microsaniinae] C10
               |    |--M. australis CM91
               |    |--M. imperfecta C10
               |    `--M. stigmaticalis C10
               |--Callomyiinae C10
               |    |--Bertamyia notata C10
               |    |--Chydaeopeza C10
               |    |--Callomyia C10
               |    |    |--C. calla C10
               |    |    `--C. gilloglyorum T81
               |    `--Agathomyia C10
               |         |--A. bella (Williston 1903) [=Callomyia bella] C10
               |         `--A. canadensis C10
               `--Platypezinae C10
                    |--Metaclythia currani K87
                    |--Polyporivora polypori K87
                    |--Seri symka K87
                    |--Paraplatypeza C10
                    |    |--P. coraxa K87
                    |    `--P. velutina WT11
                    |--Platypeza C10
                    |    |--P. brunnescens C10
                    |    `--P. consobrina M90
                    |--Protoclythia K87
                    |    |--P. califormica K87
                    |    `--P. modesta K87
                    |--Lindneromyia [incl. Grossovena, Penesymmetria, Plesioclythia, Symmetricella] C10
                    |    |--L. agarici [=Plesioclythia agarici] C10
                    |    |--‘Grossovena’ carbonaria K87
                    |    |--‘Symmetricella’ mogollonensis K87
                    |    `--‘Penesymmetria’ umbrosa K87
                    `--Calotarsa K87
                         |--C. durangoensis Kessel & Young 1974 C10
                         |--C. insignis C10
                         |--C. mexicana Kessel & Young 1974 C10
                         `--C. pallipes C10

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[C10] Chandler, P. J. 2010. Platypezidae (flat-footed flies). In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 2 pp. 715–719. NRC Research Press: Ottawa.

[CM91] Colless, D. H., & D. K. McAlpine. 1991. Diptera (flies). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers 2nd ed. vol. 2 pp. 717–786. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

[GE05] Grimaldi, D., & M. S. Engel. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press: New York.

[K87] Kessel, E. L. 1987. Platypezidae. In: McAlpine, J. F. (ed.) Manual of Nearctic Diptera vol. 2 pp. 681–688. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

[M90] McAlpine, J. F. 1990. Insecta: Diptera adults. In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 1211–1252. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

[RJ93] Ross, A. J., & E. A. Jarzembowski. 1993. Arthropoda (Hexapoda; Insecta). In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 363–426. Chapman & Hall: London.

[T81] Teskey, H. J. 1981. Key to families—larvae. In: McAlpine, J. F., B. V. Peterson, G. E. Shewell, H. J. Teskey, J. R. Vockeroth & D. S. Wood (eds) Manual of Nearctic Diptera vol. 1 pp. 125–147. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

[WT11] Wiegmann, B. M., M. D. Trautwein, I. S. Winkler, N. B. Barr, J.-W. Kim, C. Lambkin, M. A. Bertone, B. K. Cassel, K. M. Bayless, A. M. Heimberg, B. M. Wheeler, K. J. Peterson, T. Pape, B. J. Sinclair, J. H. Skevington, V. Blagoderov, J. Caravas, S. N. Kutty, U. Schmidt-Ott, G. E. Kampmeier, F. C. Thompson, D. A. Grimaldi, A. T. Beckenbach, G. W. Courtney, M. Friedrich, R. Meier & D. K. Yeates. 2011. Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 108 (14): 5690–5695.

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