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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: Acrocerinae
Genus: †Burmacyrtus
Species (1): B. rusmithi

Burmacyrtus Grimaldi & Hauser in Grimaldi et al., 2011: 310

Type species: Burmacyrtus rusmithi Grimaldi & Hauser in Grimaldi et al., 2011, by original designation.
Primary references

Grimaldi, D.A., Arillo, A., Cumming, J.M. & Hauser, M. 2011. Brachyceran Diptera (Insecta) in Cretaceous ambers, part IV, significant new orthorrhaphous taxa. ZooKeys 148: 293–332. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.148.1809 Open access Reference page.

Additional references

Winterton, S.L. & Gillung, J.P. 2012. A new species of spider fly in the genus Sabroskya Schlinger from Malawi, with a key to Acrocerinae world genera (Diptera, Acroceridae). ZooKeys 171: 1–15. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.171.2137 Open access. Reference page. [position reassessed: genus is either placed in clade "Heterodactyla" or is a stem-group acrocerid]


ION [no record]
Nomenclator Zoologicus [no record]

Burmacyrtus is an extinct genus of small-headed flies of uncertain placement. The genus is known from Upper Cretaceous fossils in amber from Myanmar. It contains only one species, Burmacyrtus rusmithi.[1]

The genus was originally placed in the family Acroceridae, though was later reassessed and considered not to be an acrocerid.[2] Instead, it could possibly be a stem group acrocerid or placed in Heterodactyla.[3]

The generic name is a combination of "Burma" (another name for Myanmar) and Cyrtus, an extant genus. The species is named in honor of R.D.A. Ru Smith, who donated the holotype to the AMNH from his personal collection.[1]

Grimaldi, DA; Arillo, A; Cumming, JM; Hauser, M (2011). "Brachyceran Diptera (Insecta) in Cretaceous ambers, Part IV, Significant New Orthorrhaphous Taxa". ZooKeys (148): 293–332. doi:10.3897/zookeys.148.1809. PMC 3264415. PMID 22287902.
Gillung, Jessica P.; Winterton, Shaun L. (2017). "A review of fossil spider flies (Diptera: Acroceridae) with descriptions of new genera and species from Baltic Amber". Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 16 (4): 325–350. doi:10.1080/14772019.2017.1289566. S2CID 90493326.
Winterton, Shaun L.; Gillung, Jéssica P. (2012). "A new species of spider fly in the genus Sabroskya Schlinger from Malawi, with a key to Acrocerinae world genera (Diptera, Acroceridae)". ZooKeys (171): 1–15. doi:10.3897/zookeys.171.2137. PMC 3288680. PMID 22423193.

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