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taxon links [up-->]Strongylophthalmyiidae [up-->]Syringogastridae [up-->]Gobryidae [up-->]Megamerinidae [up-->]Nothybidae [up-->]Somatiidae Phylogenetic position of group is uncertain[down<--]Schizophora Interpreting the tree
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The root of the current tree connects the organisms featured in this tree to their containing group and the rest of the Tree of Life. The basal branching point in the tree represents the ancestor of the other groups in the tree. This ancestor diversified over time into several descendent subgroups, which are represented as internal nodes and terminal taxa to the right.

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Tree adapted from McAlpine and Woods 1989; McAlpine 1997.
Containing group: Schizophora


McAlpine, D. K. 1997. Gobryidae, a new family of acalyptrate flies (Diptera: Diopsoidea), and a discussion of relationships of the diopsoid families. Records of the Australian Museum 49: 167-194.

McAlpine, J. F. and D. M. Wood (eds.). 1989. Manual of Nearctic Diptera, Vol. 3. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Monograph 32.

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Scientific Name Teleopsis sp.
Location Taiwan
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source 雙翅目 柄眼蠅科Diopsidae 柄眼蠅 Teleopsis spp 97 北坑溪步道 桐林 霧峰鄉 九九峰自然保留區
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Tree of Life Web Project. 2007. Diopsoidea. Version 29 November 2007 (temporary). http://tolweb.org/Diopsoidea/10531/2007.11.29 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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