The FlyBase file of drosophilid species names has been updated. There
follows a brief description of this file.
flybase/miscellany/species.txt is an alphabetical list of "valid"
taxa in the family Drosophilidae. This file has been generated from
the Systematic Catalogue on Drosophilidae and Allied Families
written and maintained by Dr. G. Baechli, Zoologisches Museum,
University of Zurich. We thank Dr. Baechli for his help. The catalog
includes 3273 "valid" species.
The species are listed in alphabetical order, each species being
Genus (Subgenus) species_name Author, date:page_number (genus or
name of original description)
eg: Drosophila (Sophophora) melanogaster Meigen, 1830:85 (Drosophila)
Note that this catalog uses the revised higher level nomenclature
proposed by David Grimaldi (Grimaldi, D.A. 1990. A phylogenetic,
revised classification of genera in the Drosophilidae (Diptera).
Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 197:1-139). This raises many of the
subgenera of Drosophila, e.g. Drosophila (Hirtodrosophila),
Drosophila (Scaptodrosophila) to the level of genera, i.e.
Contact for the species list:
Mail: Dr. G. Baechli,
CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland.
e-mail: K575110 at czhrzu1a.bitnet
[This file is flybase/misc/species.doc].