oa Annals of the Natal Museum - A new species of Lampromyia Macquart, from Oman: the first record of Vermileonidae (Diptera) from the Arabian Peninsula

Volume 40, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



A descriptionption is given of Lampromyia umbraticola sp. n., discovered in the Hajar Mountains of northern Oman. This distinctive species is phylogenetically isolated and constitutes a monospecific species-group. The wide but fragmented range of Lampromyia Macquart, 1835, suggests that this genus is a relict of an old African fauna, and that it was distributed across the Saharan and Arabian areas before their aridification.

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