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Metanephrocerus collinigroup is extinct

Jeff Skevington
Containing group: Nephrocerinae


Metanephrocerus collini was described by Carpenter and Hull in 1939. Discussions of its relationship to other pipunculids have been given by Aczél (1948), Rafael & De Meyer (1992) and Skevington & Yeates (2000).


Aczél, M. L. 1948. Grundlagen einer monographie der Dorilaiden (Diptera). Dorilaiden-Studien VI. Acta Zoologica Lilloana 6: 5-168.

Carpenter, F. M. and F. M. Hull. 1939. The fossil Pipunculidae. In P. K. Andrée (ed) The fossil Pipunculidae. Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin, pp. 8-17.

Rafael, J. A. and M. De Meyer. 1992. Generic classification of the family Pipunculidae (Diptera): a cladistic analysis. Journal of Natural History 26: 637-658.

Skevington, J. H. and D. K. Yeates. 2000. Phylogeny of the Syrphoidea (Diptera) inferred from mtDNA sequences and morphology with particular reference to classification of the Pipunculidae (Diptera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 16: 212-224.

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