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The first Cordyla Meigen species (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from continental Australia and Tasmania.


ABSTRACT: A new species of Mycetophilidae, Cordyla australica sp. n., is described from continental Australia and Tasmania, representing the first Cordyla record in the region. A detailed description of its morphology with illustrations of male and female terminalia and a map of the collecting localities are provided. According to the structure of male terminalia, Cordyla australica sp. n. belongs to the Cordyla murina species-group that has 13 species worldwide. Within the group Cordyla australica sp. n. resembles Cordyla murina but has a unique outline of the hypoproct and medial branch of the gonostylus. The observed distributional pattern is restricted to the rainforest of eastern Australia and Tasmania.

SUBMITTER: Kurina O 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC3817428 | BioStudies | 2013-01-01T00:00:00Z

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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