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Mengual X.,Leibniz Institute For Biodiversitat Der Tiere
Zootaxa | Year: 2013

New taxonomic and distributional data on the genera Citrogramma Vockeroth, 1969 and Eosphaerophoria Frey, 1946 are presented, including descriptions of the females of Citrogramma asombrosum Mengual, 2012, Citrogramma pennardsi Mengual, 2012 and Eosphaerophoria dentiscutellata (Keiser, 1958). Modifications to published identification keys to ac-commodate the new information are provided for both genera. Source


Denzer W.,Society for Southeast Asian Herpetology | Manthey U.,Society for Southeast Asian Herpetology | Mahlow K.,Leibniz Institute For Evolutions Und Biodiversitatsforschung | Bohme W.,Leibniz Institute For Biodiversitat Der Tiere
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

The generic assignment of the draconine lizard Gonocephalus robinsonii from the highlands of West-Malaysia has been uncertain since the original description. Here we present a study based on morphology, previously published karyotype data and molecular phylogenetics using 16S rRNA sequences to evaluate the systematic status of G. robinsonii. As a result we describe Malayodracon gen. nov. to accommodate the species. Source


Mengual X.,Leibniz Institute For Biodiversitat Der Tiere | Ssymank A.,Falkenweg 6
Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France | Year: 2015

New records of the endangered European genus and species Psarus abdominalis (Diptera, Syrphidae, Rhingiini) are provided together with a list of the Syrphidae collected in the Haut-Rhin Department. Based on these new records, the status of this highly endangered species is discussed. In addition, we give molecular data about Psarus abdominalis as part of the German Barcode of Life project, a contribution to a reference DNA library, as well as the detailed distribution of Psarus. © 2015 Société entomologique de France. Source


Ssymank A.,Falkenweg 6 | Mengual X.,Leibniz Institute For Biodiversitat Der Tiere
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | Year: 2014

A new species of flower fly (Diptera: Syrphidae) is described, Paragus caligneus sp. nov. A full description with images is given, as well as a species key for the subgenus Afroparagus Vujić & Radenković, 2008 and a modification of the identification key for Paragus subgenera. Molecular sequences from mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) and nuclear ribosomal 28S rRNA genes were analyzed to evaluate the monophyly of Afroparagus. All four Paragus subgenera were recovered as monophyletic, although support values for Afroparagus were very low. © 2014, National Museum/Narodni muzeum. All rights reserved. Source


Mengual X.,Leibniz Institute For Biodiversitat Der Tiere | Kazerani F.,University of Tabriz | Talebi A.A.,Tarbiat Modares University | Gilasian E.,Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

The genus Pelecocera Meigen (Diptera: Syrphidae) is revised. Type material of most species was studied to describe, illustrate and delimit the male of Pelecocera persiana Kuznetzov, recently discovered from Iran. This is the first known specimen of this species since 1914, when the type female was collected. The diagnostic characters of P. persiana are provided, along with an identification key for Pelecocera species. The lectotype of Pelecocera latifrons Loew is designated. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press. Source

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