A description of a new species of Diasemopsis (Diptera, Diopsidae) from the Comoro Islands with morphological, molecular and allometric data

Martin Carr, Samuel Cotton, Mihály Földvári, Marion Kotrba

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Abstract

A new species of Diasemopsis (Diptera, Diopsidae) from Comoro Islands is described and illustrated for the first time with allometric datasets. Diasemopsis comoroensis Carr & Földvári is shown to be genetically close, but morphologically distinct from the widespread Afro-tropical species D. meigenii (Westwood); notably a significant divergence in the degree of sexual dimorphism within eye span has occurred between the two species. A revised molecular phylogeny of the genus Diasemopsis is presented based on the partial sequences of four genes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalZootaxa
Volume1211
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2006
Externally publishedYes

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