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Published: 2022-11-02
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New records and species of Pseudogaurax Malloch, 1915 (Diptera: Chloropidae) from the Amazon basin

Graduate Program in Entomology, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Av. André Araújo, Petrópolis, 2936, CEP 69067-375, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
Center for Integrative Biodiversity Discovery, Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany.
Coordenação de Biodiversidade, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Av. André Araújo, 2936—Petrópolis. CEP 69067-375, Manaus-AM, Brazil.
Diptera Oscinellinae taxonomy geographic distribution grass flies


Pseudogaurax Malloch is a speciose genus of Chloropidae in the Neotropical region. The South American fauna is understudied, particularly in the Amazon basin. Here we provide a taxonomic revision of the Amazonian species of Pseudogaurax, including the description of five new species—P. flaviscutellatus sp. nov., P. infulatus sp. nov., P. longitriangularis sp. nov., P. pallidus sp. nov. and P. poseidoni sp. nov.—and a key to all Brazilian species. Including our results, Pseudogaurax is known from 19 species from Brazil, 10 of which occur in the Amazon Forest.



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