Six new species of Afrotropical Allodia (Diptera: Mycetophilidae): DNA barcodes indicate recent diversification with a single origin

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors:Magnussen, T, Kjaerandsen, J, Johnsen, A, Søli, GEE
Journal:Zootaxa
Volume:4407
Issue:3
Pagination:301
Date Published:Nov-04-2018
ISSN:1175-5326
Abstract:

Only one species of the genus Allodia has been previously recorded from the Afrotropical region, Allodia (Brachycampta) flavorufa Matile, 1978. Six new species are described here, all representing the nominotypical subgenus, Allodia s.s. The new species are described from material collected in different mountainous areas in south and east Africa; A. jaschhofi sp. nov., A. karkloofensis sp. nov., A. drakensbergensis sp. nov., A. nyeriensis sp. nov., A. mazumbaiensis sp. nov. and A. keurbosensis sp. nov. The species are morphologically very similar, and can only be separated based on minor differences in wing venation and characters of the male terminalia. The genetic differences between the species in the DNA barcode region (CO1), however, support delimitation. The origin and distribution of these Afrotropical taxa, in relation to each other and to their Holarctic relatives, is discussed.

URL:https://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/issue/view/zootaxa.4407.3https://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4407.3.1https://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/viewFile/38165/32577
DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.4407.310.11646/zootaxa.4407.3.1
Short Title:Zootaxa
Taxonomy checked: 
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