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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Brachycera
Infraordo: Asilomorpha
Superfamilia: Nemestrinoidea

Familia: Acroceridae
Subfamilia: Philopotinae
Genus: Africaterphis
Species (2): A. acroceroides – A. gertschi

[source: Systema Dipterorum Version 1.0. Last updated: 10 August 2010 minus A. nodosa

Africaterphis Schlinger, 1968: 61

Type species: Terphis acroceroides Sabrosky, 1950, by original designation.
Primary references

Schlinger, E.I. 1968. Africaterphis, a new genus for the African species of Terphis, and a redescription of the Brazilian genus Terphis Erichson (Diptera: Acroceridae). Annals of the Natal Museum 20(1): 59–62. PDF.

Additional references

Barraclough, D.A. 1984. Review of some Afrotropical Acroceridae, with descriptions of eight new species from South Africa (Diptera: Brachycera). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 47(1): 45–66. PDF.
Gillung, J.P. & Winterton, S.L. 2011. New genera of philopotine spider flies (Diptera, Acroceridae) with a key to living and fossil genera. ZooKeys 127: 15–27. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.127.1824 Open access. Reference page.
Hauser, M. & Winterton, S.L. 2007. A new fossil genus of small-headed flies (Diptera: Acroceridae: Philopotinae) from Baltic amber. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 100(2): 152–156. DOI: 10.1603/0013-8746(2007)100[152:ANFGOS]2.0.CO;2 Paywall. PDF. Reference page.


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