Thread subject: :: Psilidae (NL)

Posted by Jocelyn Claude on 10-10-2022 13:32

Yes, there is a big problem with the taxonomy of this family at the European level: GBIF and Fauna europaea are absolutely not updated and do not include at all the latest publications on this subject. It is the same problem for taxa to be added in Inaturalist nowadays, they have to be systematically reclassified as Chamaepsila and not as Psila, it is very annoying!
The taxonomy of this family must follow Shatalkin & Mertz, 2010 (The Psilidae (Diptera, Acalyptrata) of Switzerland, with description of two new species from Central Europe. Revue Suisse de Zoologie, 117 (4), 771–800) and Shatalkin, 2021 (in Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Sinclair, B.J. (eds). 2021. Manual of Afrotropical Diptera. Volume 3. Brachycera—Cyclorrhapha, excluding Calyptratae. Suricata 8. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria; pp. 1545–1556.)

Edited by Jocelyn Claude on 10-10-2022 13:34