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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.16  supl.2 Curitiba  1999 

Análise cladística de Euprepina Hull (Diptera, Bombyliidae, Bombyliinae)


Cladistic analysis of Euprepina Hull, (Diptera, Bombyliidae, Bombyliinae)



Carlos José Einicker LamasI; Márcia Souto CouriI,II

IMuseu Nacional. Quinta da Boa Vista, São Cristóvão, 20940-040 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
IIBolsista do CNPq




A cladistic analysis of Euprepina Hull, 1971 (Diptera, Bombyliidae, Bombyliinae), a Neotropical genus that includes ten species, was made. The cladogram was obtained from eight studied species, based on a data matrix with 21 characters, using the program Hennig86. Character states were polarized following outgroup analysis, and an hypothetical ancestor was included in the analysis in order to root the tree. The options used, "ie*" and "xs w", resulted in four most parsimonious trees with ci = 79, ri = 80 and length 115. The monophiletism of Euprepina was supported by two synapomorphies.

Key words: Diptera, Euprepina, Bombyliidae, Bombyliinae, cladistic analysis.



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AGRADECIMENTOS. Ao Dr. Hussan Zaher (Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil) pelas numerosas sugestões e esclarecimentos. Ao Dr. Brian Brown (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, EUA), pelo auxílio na localização do material tipo de Euprepina truxalia Hull, 1971. Aos doutores: Neal Evenhuis (Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii), David K. Yeates (The University of Queensland, Queensland, Austrália), B. Brugge (Instituut voor Taxonomische Zoologie, Amsterdã, Holanda), J.M. Cumming (Canadian National Collection, Ontário, Canadá), Ruth Contreras-Lichtenberg (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Viena, Áustria) e ao Dr. José Henrique Guimarães (Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil), pelo empréstimo de material tipo e outros espécimens.



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Recebido em 18.VI.1998; aceito em 05.XI.1999.

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