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Apsilocephalidae

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Cladus: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Brachycera
Infraordo: Asilomorpha
Superfamilia: Asiloidea
Familia: Apsilocephalidae
Genera: Apsilocephala - †Burmapsilocephala - Clesthentia - Kaurimyia

References

* Winterton, S.L.; Irwin, M.E. 2008: Kaurimyia gen. nov.: discovery of Apsilocephalidae (Diptera: Therevoid clade) in New Zealand. Zootaxa, 1779: 38-44 [Abstract & excerpt: [1]]

Apsilocephalidae is a family of flies in the superfamily Asiloidea. The family was proposed in 1991.

Apsilocephalidae are close relatives (sister group) of Therevidae distinguishable by genetalic characters.There are three living and two fossil species.

References

* Nagatomi, A.; Saigusa, Toyohei; Nagatomi, Hisako & Lyneborg, L. (1991): Apsilocephalidae, a new family of orthorrhaphous Brachycera (Insecta, Diptera). Zoological Science (Tokyo) 8(3): 579-591.
* Nagatomi, A.; Saigusa, T.; Nagatomi, H. & Lyneborg, L.. 1991. The systematic position of the Apsilocephalidae, Rhagionempididae, Protempididae, Hilarimorphidae, Vermileonidae and some genera of Bombyliidae (Insecta, Diptera). Zool. Science 8:593-607.
* The genitalia of the Apsilocephalidae (Diptera). Japanese Journal of Entomology. 59. 409-423.

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