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First known extant species of Alavesia (Diptera: Atelestidae) in the Neotropical region :
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First known extant species of Alavesia (Diptera: Atelestidae) in the Neotropical region : Alavesia leukoprosopa, sp. nov., from the southern Atlantic Forest, Brazil

Title Variants

Alternative: First species of Alavesia (in the Neotropical Region)

Related Titles

Series: American Museum novitates, no. 3962

By

Amorim, Dalton de Souza, 1958- , author

Riccardi, Paula Raile, , author
Rafael, José Albertino. , author

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

New York, NY :American Museum of Natural History,[2020]

Notes

Caption title.

"October 6, 2020."

A first known extant Neotropical species of the atelestid genus Alavesia--Alavesia leukoprosopa, sp. nov.--is described from southeastern Brazil. The holotype (and only specimen so far) was collected with a Malaise trap in an area with strongly impacted semideciduous seasonal forest (dry forest) and open, entirely secondary vegetation. It was collected in mid spring, but has not been collected again so far. Alavesia leukoprosopa shares some derived features with the only two other extant species of the genus, known from the Brandberg Massif in Namibia, suggesting that all three extant species may compose together a small clade separate from the bulk of the Cretaceous diversity of Alavesia.

Subjects

Alavesia , Alavesia leukoprosopa , Brazil , Classification , Diptera , Insects , Phylogeny

Call Number

QL1 .A436 no.3962 2020

Language

English

Identifiers

OCLC: 1199004317

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1206/3962.1

 

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