This tree diagram shows the relationships between several groups of organisms.
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.
You can click on the root to travel down the Tree of Life all the way to the root of all Life, and you can click on the names of descendent subgroups to travel up the Tree of Life all the way to individual species.
For more information on ToL tree formatting, please see Interpreting the Tree or Classification. To learn more about phylogenetic trees, please visit our Phylogenetic Biology pages.close box
Tree adapted from McAlpine and Woods 1989; McAlpine 1990; Wheeler 2000; Barraclough and McAlpine 2007. Three genera of flies in the Schizophora, Mallochianamyia Santos-Neto, Schizostomyia Malloch, and Paraleucopis Malloch, are unplaced to family. Wheeler (2000) suggested that these genera may form a monophyletic clade.
Barraclough, D. A. & McAlpine, D. K. 2007. Natalimyzidae, a new African family of acalyptrate flies (Diptera: Schizophora: Sciomyzoidea). Afr. Invert. 47:117-134.
McAlpine, D.K., 1990. The taxonomic position of the Ctenostylidae (= Lochmostyliinae; Diptera: Schizophora). Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz 84:365-371.
McAlpine, J. F. and D. M. Wood (eds.). 1989. Manual of Nearctic Diptera, Vol. 3. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Monograph 32.
Wheeler T. A. 2000. Systematics of Mallochianamyia Santos-Neto (Diptera: Schizophora), Neotropical acalyptrate flies of uncertain family relationships. Insect Syst. Evol. 31:209-224.
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