Quantcast

On the enigmatic Sinonemestrius Hong & Wang, 1990, with description of a new species based on a complete fossil fly (Diptera, Brachycera, Tabanomorpha, Heterostomidae)

Research paper by Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 64(1): 61-67 DOI: 10.3897/dez.64.11724 : Junfeng Zhang

Indexed on: 16 Dec '17Published on: 07 Apr '17Published in: Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift



Abstract

Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 64(1): 61-67 DOI: 10.3897/dez.64.11724 Authors: Junfeng Zhang : A new species of Sinonemestrius Hong & Wang, 1990 is described and illustrated based on a complete compression fossil of the fly. Currently placed in Rhagionemestriidae or Xylophagidae, the present study concludes that the morphology of the new find indicates that Sinonemestrius is a heterostomid genus within Tabanomorpha. The placement of Ahirmoneura neimengguensis K-y Zhang et al., 2008 is reassessed. It demonstrates close similarities in body structure and wing venation to those of Sinonemestrius, and can be provisionally transferred from Nemestrinidae to Heterostomidae: Sinonemestriinae. HTML XML PDF