Phylogenomics not supporting monophyly of Syrphoidea

The recent study from 1KITE using more than 3000 genes from 19 taxa concluded a phylogeny where Pipunculidae is the sister taxon to Schizophora, the largest group of flies. This finding leaves "Syrphoidea" paraphyletic. Pauli, T., T. O. Burt, K. Meusemann, K. Bayless, A. Donath, L. Podsiadlowski, C. Mayer, A. Kozlov, A. Vasilikopoulos, S. Liu, X. Zhou, D. Yeates, B. Misof, R. S. Peters, and X. Mengual. 2018. New data, same story: phylogenomics does not support Syrphoidea (Diptera: Syrphidae, Pipunculidae). Systematic Entomology 33:445–13. PDF Abstract: The Syrphoidea (families Pipunculidae and Syrphidae) has been suggested to be the sister group of the Schizophora, the largest species radiat

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