The fly genus name Ortalis Fallen 1810 is preoccupied by the bird genus name Ortalis Merrem 1786 (Sabrosky 1999). Many fly species previously treated under Ortalis have been moved to other genera, but the generic placement of several species is still problematic.
- Sabrosky, C. W. 1999. Family-Group Names in Diptera. An annotated catalog. North American Dipterists’ Society. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.
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