Schizophora


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Schizophora

[ski′zäf·ə·rə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A series of the dipteran suborder Cyclorrhapha in which adults possess a frontal suture through which a distensible sac, or ptilinum, is pushed to help the organism escape from its pupal case.
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Together they are grouped in the Syrphoidea, sister group of Schizophora (Cumming et al.
Neue Untersuchungen uber die Familien der Diptera Schizophora (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha).
Description and biology of a new genus of flies related to Anthoclusia and representing a new family (Diptera, Schizophora, Neurochaetidae).
The Schizophora in general were absent from the Cretaceous, those that were present being ancient taxa (Platypezoidea, Phoridae sensu lato and stem groups) (e.
The authors of the last chapter on the Cyclorrhaphous Diptera associated with vertebrates cite the book of Exodus when referring to the first recorded evidence of the fly [although this is also de batable] infestation in the region, but their statement on the explosive speciation of the Schizophora and their invasion into a new niche of animal corpses some 65 million years prior to the memorable event in the Nile Valley is far less convincing and has been left unsupported.
Three spermathecae belong to the ground plan of Diptera in general (Hennig 1973) and Schizophora specifically (Hennig 1958; J.
A recent extensive molecular study of the Schizophora indicates that the superfamily Ephydroidea comprises seven families, namely Braulidae, Camillidae, Cryptochaetidae, Curtonotidae, Diastatidae (including Campichoeta Macquart), Drosophilidae and Ephydridae (Wiegmann et al.
The loss of the vibrissa is uncommon in the Schizophora and in the Chyromyidae this is an apomorphy relative to the outgroup.
Diptera: Cyclorrhapha III, Series Schizophora, Section Acalypterae, exclusive of Family Drosophilidae.