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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Tabanomorpha
Familia: Pelecorhynchidae
Genera: Glutops – Pelecorhynchus – Pseudoerinna

Llanos, L., González, C.R. & Saldarriaga-Córdoba, M. 2015. Revision of the New World species of the genus Pelecorhynchus Macquart, 1850 (Diptera: Pelecorhynchidae). Zootaxa 3955(2): 188–210. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3955.2.2. Preview (PDF) Reference page.


Pelecorhynchidae – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Pelecorhynchidae is a small family of flies. All of the genera were originally placed in the family Rhagionidae, and their elevation to family rank has been controversial.[1] Other phylogenetic analyses have supported Pelecorhynchidae as a distinct clade from Rhagionidae.[2] The adults of Pelecorhynchus mostly feed on nectar of Leptospermum flowers. Larvae have been collected in the damp margins of swamp areas, where they feed on earthworms.[3]

The genus Pelecorhynchus is known from Australia and Chile. The genera Glutops and Pseudoerinna are distributed in the Nearctic and eastern Palaearctic.

B. Stuckenberg (2001). "Pruning the tree: a critical review of classifications of the Homeodactyla (Diptera, Brachycera), with new perspectives and an alternative classification". Studia Dipterologica. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
Wiegmann; et al. (2011). "Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. PNAS. 108 (14): 5690–5. doi:10.1073/pnas.1012675108. PMC 3078341. PMID 21402926.
"Australian National Insect Collection Database: Pelecorhynchidae". CSIRO Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2010.

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