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Family Syrphidae Latreille 1802 (hover fly)

Insecta - Protostomia

PaleoDB taxon number: 139165

Alternative spelling: Syrphiae

Invalid subtaxa: Helophilus primarius Germar 1837 [nomen dubium] (no. 262474), Syrphus bremii Heer 1865 [nomen dubium] (no. 262472), Syrphus curvipetiolatus Meunier 1904 [nomen dubium] (no. 262471), Syrphus schellenbergi Heer 1865 [nomen dubium] (no. 262473)

Full reference: P. A. Latreille. 1802. Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Crustacés et des Insectes, Tome Troisième 1-467

Parent taxon: Cyclorrhapha according to B. M. Wiegmann et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Lonchopteroidea, Phoroidea, Pipunculidae, Platypezoidea, Schizophora, Syrphoidea

Subtaxa: Archisyrphus, Eristalinae, Liomyodia, Microdontinae, Myolepta, Pipizinae, Praeptilocephala, Prosyrphus, Psilota, Syrphinae

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Type: Syrphus

Ecology: epifaunal grazer