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Anaprionus Okada, 1990 is a subgenus of the drosophilid genus Zaprionus Coquillett, 1902.[1] It is characterized by the presence of odd number of longitudinal white stripes on the frons and the mesonotum.[2] It contains 12 species in the Oriental and Australasian regions (12 spp.).[3]  Phyogenetic analyses show the subgenus to be polyphyletic, with some species of its species being more related to other drosophilid genera than to the subgenus Zaprionus.[4][5]

  • 1. Okada, T (1990) New taxonomic changes in the family Drosophilidae (Diptera). Japanese Journal of Entomology 58: 154.
  • 2. Okada T, Carson HL (1983) The genera Phorticella Duda and Zaprionus Coquillett (Diptera, Drosophilidae) of the Oriental region and New Guinea. Kontyu, 51: 539–553.
  • 3. Bächli G. TAXODROS, the database on taxonomy of Drosophilidae. http://www.taxodros.uzh.ch (visited on November 23rd 2013).
  • 4. Yassin A, Da Lage JL, David JR, Kondo M, Madi-Ravazzi L, Prigent S, Toda MJ (2010) Polyphyly of the Zaprionus genus group (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55: 335–339.
  • 5. Yassin A (2013) Phylogenetic classification of the Drosophilidae Rondani (Diptera): the role of morphology in the post-genomic era. Systematic Entomology 38: 349–364.
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