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Phylogeny: Drosophila genus

Drosophilaphylum Drosophilaphylum Drosophila melanogaster obscura saltans willistoni

The organization of the Sophophora subgenus has been taken from:

Lemeunier, F. et. al. (1986) "The melanogaster Species Group". The Genetics and Biology of Drosophila. vol 3e. Academic Press:New York.p.147-256.

Antopocerus subgenus was formerly placed in the Drosophila genus, however, the following reference now places it within the Idiomyia genus:

Grimaldi, D.A."A phylogenetic, revised classification of Genera in the Drosophilidae (Diptera)" Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. New York: New York . American Museum of Natural History,1990.

Last updated: 7/24/00