Asilomorpha

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Asilomorpha

Post  tranthienthanh on Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:54 am

The Brachyceran infraorder Asilomorpha is a large and diverse group of flies, containing the bulk of the non-muscoid Brachycera.

The larvae of asilomorphs are extremely diverse in habits, as well.

Classification

In most modern classifications, the infraorder Asilomorpha is not recognized, as it is paraphyletic; the Empidoidea are the sister taxon to the Muscomorpha (used here in the same sense as the traditional Cyclorrhapha, not following the Tree of Life Web Project system in this one instance). However, these modern classifications are non-Linnaean, and - while relatively easy to visualize on a phylogenetic tree diagram - do not lend themselves to any classification that uses Linnaean ranks (see discussion for details). There are also some classifications that place the Nemestrinoidea within the Tabanomorpha, though this is not widely accepted.


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